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  • The Call of the Wild

    From The Sun, July 5, 1914.

    I know a place where the fern is deep
        And the giant fir waves high,
    And a rocky ledge hangs dark and steep,
        And a laughing brook leaps by.
    And it’s there to be with a soul that’s free
        From the street’s discordant jar,
    With a blanket spread on a cedar bed,
        And the voice of the world afar.

    I know of a pool in a leafy dell
        That the wary trout love best,
    And a timid trail to the chaparral
        Where the red deer lie at rest.
    A night bird’s call when the shadows fall
        And a cougar’s eerie cry,
    A silence deep, and a dreamless sleep
        Under the open sky.