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Masters, Edgar Lee: Spoon River Anthology - Yee Bow

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee

Spoon River Anthology - Yee Bow (English)

  They  got me into the Sunday-school

  In Spoon River And tried to get me to drop

  Confucius for Jesus. I could have been no worse off

  If I had tried to get them to drop Jesus for Confucius.

  For, without any warning, as if it were a prank,

  And sneaking up behind me, Harry Wiley,

  The minister's son, caved my ribs into my lungs,

  With a blow of his fist.

  Now I shall never sleep with my ancestors in Pekin,

  And no children shall worship at my grave.

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