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THE STORY OF URIAH

"Now there were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor."

Jack Barrett went to Quetta
Because they told him to.
He left his wife at Simla
On three-fourths his monthly screw.
Jack Barrett died at Quetta
Ere the next month's pay he drew.


Jack Barrett went to Quetta,
He didn't understand
The reason of his transfer
From the pleasant mountain-land:
The season was September,
And it killed him out of hand.


Jack Barrett went to Quetta
And there gave up the ghost;
Attempting two men's duty

In that very healthy post;

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