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THE   SNOW   SHOE
Shan. T. Boy

MAKING   BOTH   ENDS   MEET
Shan. T. Boy

Dedicated to Mary G. Kearney
We've heard many tales of acquiring pelf,
By inheriting millions, by making of self,
Buying scrap iron, old copper and rags,
Stealing registered mail from Post Office
          bags,
Raising cotton and grain and butter and
          cheese,
By sawing lumber from stately pine trees,
By stealing jewels from wealthy old dames,
By playing poker or other card games,
Holding up "Pay Rolls" and forging bank
          checks
And snatching bright pearls from rich la-
          dies' necks,
By robbing the miser and burning his home,
By pilfering "gas" from the old "Teapot
          Dome",
By becoming elected U. S. senators,
Making weapons for future great wars,
By blowing up banks for large stacks of
          coin,
Or any such pelf that they choose to purloin,
These are a few ways of acquiring wealth,
Some are by fair means and others by
          stealth.
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The Hodag and Other Tales of the Logging Camps, Written by Lake Shore Kearney
(Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Press, 1928) Original Text and Illustrations Public Domain License.
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