“He thought he’d surprise her — and he did

He thought he’d surprise her — and he did. J. F. Sullivan [?]. Fun (21 December 1887): 266. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it

Percy decides to surprise Nellie and sends her a silk scarf anonymously, but when they meet she tells him, “Oh, Percy, dear, I had a present sent me of a silk scarf. But such a horrible thing. The fellow who sent it must be a fearful snob!” Percy, we're told, didn't have a happy Christmas. One question, why does Nellie accuse the unknown sender of being a snob?

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