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There was a great difference of opinion here and the discussion was heated; the honorary treasurer standing for pulped mangold and flint grit, the chair insisting on barley meal and randans, while one eloquent young woman declared, to loud cries of "'Ear,' ear!" that rice pudding and bone chips produce more eggs to the square hen than any other sort of food.
"Yes," said he, "when I was a young man I used to go to Battersea on holidays, I and some others, and nothing would suit us but outrigged gigs, randans, and such like; but now I'm growing old, and a flat-bottomed tub suits us better, my missus and me.
-- "Feed for the pony, please, sir; fish for dinner; randans and barley meal for the poultry; and four unsold rabbits.