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by Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)

Forth went the candid man
Language: English 
Forth went the candid man
And spoke freely to the wind --
When he looked about him he was in a far
strange country.
Forth went the candid man
and spoke freely to the stars--
Yellow light tore sight from his eyes.
"My good fool," said a learned bystander,
"Your operations are mad."
"You are too candid," cried the candid man.
And when his stick left the head of the
learned bystander
It was two sticks.

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Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail

This text was added to the website: 2004-08-04
Line count: 13
Word count: 75