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The Absent Present

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 8
Categories: Humor



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 2, Num 5, June 1979

Story Summary

When the Queen gives the Duke of Dulstodgy the ghastliest ink stand, he immediately gives it away only to find out that the Queen is coming for a visit. In his attempt to get it back before the Queen arrives he finds that he is always one step behind the next new recipient.