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  • The Master of His Fate

    From The Birmingham Age Herald, June 26, 1915.

    He met each day serenely,
        Without a trace of care;
    The weather seemed to suit him,
        If rainy ’twas or fair.

    He ne’er was heard complaining
        That fate had used him wrong;
    The hills around re-echoed
        The music of his song.

    His ways were rough and ready,
        His clothes were common, too;
    But he would soon be wealthy,
        As everybody knew.

    And on his mighty shoulders
        Life’s burdens lightly lay;
    He owned a small repair shop
        Upon a broad highway

    Where motor cars disabled
        Were mended in a trice,
    And, free from competition
        He charged a fancy price.