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EAST AND WEST

"Last night ye had struck at a Border thief—to-night 'tis a man of the Guides!"


Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the two shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho' they come from the ends of the earth.