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Lonely Father

From The Cairo Bulletin, August 21, 1913.

Mother has gone to the mountains,
    Sister has gone to the sea;
Father works on in the office
    For mother and sister and me.

I’m to stay six weeks at grandpa’s,
    Far from the town and the noise;
Here I have oceans of pleasure
    With Uncle John’s two little boys.

Last night I heard grandpa complaining,
    He said with a pitiful sigh
That he couldn’t help envying father;
    Since then I’ve been wondering why.

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