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Title The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Page 468
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Text it?' Crass continued with a malignant leer.

`Not arf!' said Harlow.

When the two men regained the upper landing on which they were working they exchanged significant glances and laughed quietly. Hearing these half-suppressed sounds of merriment, Philpot, who was working alone in a room close by, put his head out of the doorway.

`Wot's the game?' he inquired in a low voice.

`Ole Crass ain't arf wild about Owen doin' that room,' replied Harlow, and repeated the substance of Crass's remarks.

`It is a bit of a take-down for the bleeder, ain't it, 'avin' to play second fiddle,' said Philpot with a delighted grin.

`'E's opin' Owen'll make a mess of it,' Easton whispered.

`Well, 'e'll be disappointed, mate,'
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