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The Old Soldiers Story Poems and Prose Sketches   By: (1849-1916)

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Transcriber's Note: Dialect has been retained as it appears in the original publication.

THE OLD SOLDIER'S STORY

Poems and Prose Sketches

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

Indianapolis

The Bobbs Merrill Company Publishers

Copyright 1913, 1914, 1915

James Whitcomb Riley

Press of Braunworth & Co. Bookbinders and Printers Brooklyn, N. Y.

TO

GEORGE THOMPSON, ESQ.

" Apples ben ripe in my gardayne "

CONTENTS

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THE OLD SOLDIER'S STORY 1

SOMEP'N COMMON LIKE 5

MONSIEUR LE SECRETAIRE 6

A PHANTOM 7

IN THE CORRIDOR 8

LOUELLA WAINIE 9

THE TEXT 11

WILLIAM BROWN 12

WHY 14

THE TOUCH OF LOVING HANDS 15

A TEST 16

A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS 17

SUN AND RAIN 19

WITH HER FACE 20

MY NIGHT 21

THE HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN 22

GOOD BY, OLD YEAR 23

FALSE AND TRUE 24

A BALLAD FROM APRIL 25

BRUDDER SIMS 27

DEFORMED 28

FAITH 30

THE LOST THRILL 31

AT DUSK 32

ANOTHER RIDE FROM GHENT TO AIX 33

IN THE HEART OF JUNE 36

DREAMS 37

BECAUSE 42

TO THE CRICKET 43

THE OLD FASHIONED BIBLE 44

UNCOMFORTED 46

WHAT THEY SAID 48

AFTER THE FROST 50

CHARLES H. PHILLIPS 51

WHEN IT RAINS 53

AN ASSASSIN 55

BEST OF ALL 56

BIN A FISHIN' 57

UNCLE DAN'L IN TOWN OVER SUNDAY 59

SOLDIERS HERE TO DAY 61

SHADOW AND SHINE 65

THAT NIGHT 66

AUGUST 67

THE GUIDE 68

SUTTER'S CLAIM 71

HER LIGHT GUITAR 73

WHILE CIGARETTES TO ASHES TURN 74

TWO SONNETS TO THE JUNE BUG 77

AUTOGRAPHIC 79

AN IMPROMPTU ON ROLLER SKATES 80

WRITTEN IN BUNNER'S "AIRS FROM ARCADY" 81

IN THE AFTERNOON 82

AT MADAME MANICURE'S 84

A CALLER FROM BOONE 86

LORD BACON 98

MY FIRST WOMERN 99

AS WE READ BURNS 101

TO JAMES NEWTON MATTHEWS 102

SONG 103

WHEN WE THREE MEET 105

JOSH BILLINGS 106

WHICH ANE 108

THE EARTHQUAKE 111

A FALL CRICK VIEW OF THE EARTHQUAKE 112

LEWIS D. HAYES 114

IN DAYS TO COME 116

LUTHER A. TODD 117

WHEN THE HEARSE COMES BACK 121

OUR OLD FRIEND NEVERFAIL 124

DAN O'SULLIVAN 126

JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY 127

MEREDITH NICHOLSON 129

GOD'S MERCY 130

CHRISTMAS GREETING 131

TO RUDYARD KIPLING 132

THE GUDEWIFE 133

TENNYSON 134

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