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    From The Seattle Star, December 23, 1912. By Berton Braley.
     It’s lots of fun to travel
         Around from place to place,
     To watch the road unravel,
         The country change its face;
     It’s fun to be a rover,
         A pilgrim, now and then,
     But when the journey’s over
         I’m glad I’m home again.
     To visit friends is pleasure
         Wherever they may be;
     Such joys I always treasure
         And hold in memory.
     And yet—somehow—why is it?
         No matter where I’ve been,
     When finished is my visit
         I’m glad I’m home again.
     Home, where I can be selfish
         And lazy-like as well,
     Withdraw like any shellfish
         Within my comfy shell
     To shun the wide world’s tourney
         And loaf around my den—
     I’ve had a pleasant journey.
         I’m glad I’m home again.