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  • The Suicide

    From The Sun, September 17, 1914.

    “Farewell, false world,” he wildly cries
        And registers despair.
    The frightened damsel vainly tries
        To grab him by the hair.

    Into the rushing tide he flops
        Despite the maiden’s squeal.
    The operator never stops
        The progress of his reel.

    “You did it like a pair of clams,”
        The chief yells from the shore.
    “Some action to it now, you hams!
        Go over it once more.”