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Gibson, "The Joke"

The Joke

He'd even have his joke
While we were sitting tight,
And so he needs must poke
His silly head in sight
To whisper some new jest
Chortling. But as he spoke
A rifle cracked--
And now God knows when I shall hear the rest!

--Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
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