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  • But Maria said she had brought something special for papa and mamma, something they would be sure to like, and she began to look for her plumcake.

    Dubliners

  • When he tried to describe it afterwards Digory always said, "It was a rich place: as rich as plumcake."

    The Magician's Nephew

  • "I haven't seen her this two hours," says Tom, commencing on the plumcake.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • Tom never disobeyed his father, for Mr. Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie's punishment, which was no more than she deserved.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • But a glance at them as they made free with the natives 'provisions relieved him on this score, and when Smith explained that he had on board the aeroplane certain delectables in the shape of chicken patties (becoming rather stale), doughnuts, plumcake, a bottle of Australian burgundy, and sundry other remnants of the provisions furnished by the hospitable folk of

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • It has that pleasant scent with it peculiar to newly-baked plumcake.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • There was a small plumcake, and Frank was required to divide it so that each of the five persons present should have a just share.

    By the Christmas Fire

  • Tom never disobeyed his father, for Mr. Tulliver was a peremptory man, and, as he said, would never let anybody get hold of his whip-hand; but he went out rather sullenly, carrying his piece of plumcake, and not intending to reprieve Maggie’s punishment, which was no more than she deserved.

    V. Tom Comes Home. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • “I haven’t seen her this two hours, ” says Tom, commencing on the plumcake.

    V. Tom Comes Home. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • That made Maria blush and smile at the young lady; but the young lady took it all very seriously and finally cut a thick slice of plumcake, parcelled it up and said:

    Dubliners

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