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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.