A Heap o' Livin'

A Heap o' Livin'

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A Heap o' Livin'

A Heap o' Livin'

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ANSWERING HIM

"When shall I be a mail?" he said,

As I was putting him to bed.

"How many years will have to be

Before Time makes a man of me?

And will I be a man when I

Am grown up big?" I heaved a sigh,

Because it called for careful thought

To give the answer that he sought.

And so I sat him on my knee,

And said to him: "A man you'll be

When you have learned that honor brings

More joy than all the crowns of kings;

That it is better to be true

To all who know and trust in you

Than all the gold of earth to gain

If winning it shall leave a stain.

"When you can fight for victory sweet,

Yet bravely swallow down defeat,

And cling to hope and keep the right,

Nor use deceit instead of might;

When you are kind and brave and clean,

And fair to all and never mean;

When there is good in all you plan,

That day, my boy, you'll be a man.

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