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  • Tests of Life

    From the Omaha Daily Bee, January 19, 1915. By Minedith Hurst.

    The severest tests of the elements
        Produce the old oak tree—
    King—with a forest’s reverence,
        Enwrapped in majesty.

    Nor yet supreme, for needs must he
        Maintain his monarchy.
    So let the storms rage wild and free,
        And winds blow wrathfully.

    Strong characters in life evolve
        Through constant stress and pain,
    And only by perpetual strife
        May they that height sustain.