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by Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)

A man said to the universe
Language: English 
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-03-07
Line count: 5
Word count: 24