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Buchen, Walther (ed.) / The Wisconsin magazine
Vol. VII, No. 8 (May 1910)

Birchard, Ralph
The dull night,   pp. 21-23


Anonymous
As one,   p. 23


Page 23


AS ONE
was too strong for her. The other woman
went willingly.
  I followed them out. Collins was just
behind me. An auto was standing at the
curb. Rogers put both the women into
the tonneau.
  "The Blood residence. Drive fast," he
said to the chauffeur.
  When thev had gone I whirled around
to Collins. I was thinking what a story
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we had. But he looked me right in the
eyes and said, "You haven't seen anything
worth making a story of tonight, have
you ?"
  "Haven't I though-" I began.
  "No, you haven't," he said. "That girl
with Rogers was Mary Willard."
  "That's right," I said, "I haven't."
  It was a dull night for the newspapers.
As One
ANONYMOUS
The sun comes up and the suit goes down
And the day and the night are the same as one;
The year grows green and the year grows brown
And what is it all wzhen all is done?
Grains of somber or shining sand
Gliding into and out of the hand.
And men go down in ships to the seas,
And a hundred ships are the same as one;
And backward and forward blows the breeze
And -what is it all when all is done?
A tide with never a shore in sight
Setting Steadily into the night.
The fisherman droppeth his net in the stream
  And a hundred streams are the same as one;
And a maiden dreameth her love-lit dream
  And what is it all when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks
And from her dreaming the dreamer wakes.


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