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IRPHAEL UCK & 50ON3
LONDon, P- p\I & S EW yO0K
LroucoLt n ^ HHeI
l1: 1r > L u n-,e
L4 r-I i t rl s
w eat I
e\ 1A t e
o Whispered under tkeir breat.,
And one Aood motherly creature,
5eeimxg m\y Nell at play,
>Stooped down, witIr\ Ier eyelids streaLmin ,
,Ar\d kissed ker and turned away.
kr]ew that my iell was anr orphanr-
A-\d I was a widowed wie,
Tkat a soldier for Queen ar\d country
Had bravely Aivern kis l ife
Tkat out or tke field of battle,
Under tke far-off skies,
He had thought of kis absent dear ones
WVtkf the film of deatk or\ kis eyes
t was tkere
ir\ t.e eveCrt _
a- e er,
courted te dead arNd
A rd four\d h; aron ,\
O God! kad I knowi,
wbe\r we parted
We were never to
meet agair !
IICoulc't- believe thoe story
I couldr\t believe tkat ke,
\1y d ar11r\
C- 0( IY Cl
\I r\ Igk
a rx cl n-\o r n i r\
I 6ad passedd lorT\A rni\ts or\ T\ry krxees
Prayirx tfkt God MwouLJ br\irs t r
.Back to rf~e over tke seas.
it all camr\e back like a vision,
I could hear tlhe band
as it played
W/en tke regiment marked
to tke station,
And tke noise tkat tKe
As tkey shouted "Good luck" to te soldiers
Anid save tkem. ltkree ringinr\ cheers,
Wkile tke women with asken faces,
.Walked by the side
\\. walked by
S Witk tke
and tk e
c chee rin _
bk e never tKou9kt of
jIke dl-\. c
He kad tr ic' t
Aad told h.:, r..
take cacre a
S. .. ..
Saidj to .er, softly, tKis
Nellie, my pet, at bed tim-e,
Whlen you kneel at your mothers knee
To pray to tke God wko loves us
5 ay a wee prayer for rr\e
1 skall tkil\k of you in tke twiligkt,
When tke stars come out alove,
And fancy I see you kneelin
Wtitk your blue eye full of love ,
1rea[kiin my name to Heaven
And 4i, as tke good foiks sayw
God bears tke prayers of tke children,
ie '11 guardr me, ai\d brirn me safely
Back, little Nell, to you
IKere s rm a r\y a danger, darling ,
lie'll ave to kelp m\e tkhougk.
Ar\d tke c\ild looked up at \er Fatker,
S Ke tears in rer pretty eyes,
lrere was sorm\et\ing of shame ir\ ker rriar\r\ep-
-omelkinr\ of sad surprise
l.uru eedit have asked nre daddy,
I always do tIha!K" sKe saij
"Dor \t Ipray For you anr\d for r\am-\nmy
At \igk-t wker- I go to bed i
God loves tle little cbkild-re\,,
Arld answers tHleir prayers tkIey say.,
rn\ sure Hrat you'll corr\e back safely,
11 ask in my prayers t\at you mnay.
Ius aony a n\or\ti\ sir\ce tkey started.
We tourkt er\ tke reinx-er\.tvent,
\aIT lorx ere t\e troops were lanrded
0ke force of ltke War Would be speN\t.
I f I .t-,-
Ar\d ..1 i -X
c U ''. uI' iS;
a d s o ,.... _
w ared IB
Vi\ey took little Nellie from~ mre,
Took Ver away for a wrile-,
How could I -ear
.-.. .,'. prattle,
:1. A,-\ -.. ,atct ler
S-e sr sr\ile
u Ir e co r\Ite d
H-,. days till
I tell Jmy
dia ri n\
be would see 1 1S face nr\o more
was left alor\e with my sorrow_
Alor\e ir- m y little room\,
I/ere tlie eveningr, scadows deepened
lVto tle twilight ~loonN.
I leard tke words tkey uttered,
I kad seer Is r\amre or\ tke listj
But I sat ard peered tlrou.g the darkness
As a sailor peers throu~gk tke mist.
I sat like a sleeper doubtirxg
If ske dreams or is wide awake,
T1il tk\e trutk came or r\e fiercely,
Ad I tkougkt thlat my Veart would break.
sI sat in tke deepening i loamingr
Tke c\ild came back agai. ,
Ar\d I picked her up ar\d kissed ker
While nmy tears rar, dowir like rair.
Sy are you crying, rnamny ?
I only Ikool n
I wkispered "
Kss ry- e, ar\d
O .to bed.)
"t re saV
my brayefs "
rr\ ammy_ n\
Villa you rear
for ker abser,
God knows I,.:,..
Lord to. :
r 1 rg n-,;
a~fe a rl
B alckfr.: ri-
Tloe 0 If
arxcl little AcN1-IL
r\ tket far-ofjf couri\ry dead
IN 0 W, atker's -safe till To-in\orro\,/')
3ke wl7 ispered, arxd \er\t lo Led.
i a.nr't tke Keart to otell ker,
50 r\igkt after Igkyt
ust as ske prorr\Ised
W e r\ tle last good -bye
But tke prayer eas
S a, cruel danger
Ime as I sat ar\d -eard,
Ard rty Veart was
otakbbd to bleediQr
W7ii eVery ckildisk\ word.
oa Weary nontK weit over,
Tii at last my r\erves ave N/&y
ARd I told ker to stop one eVenrni
As se carr\e to my kr.\
My railrA was turrF\ed
I Nas wicked, ar-d
weaI4 ar\d wild
T speak as I spoke
And slock tie faith
of a cVild.
L~e hkeard Wvat I said., kern, sobbi
Broke from my kree arict jied
Up to Ver roorr\, ar\l I eard 1V\er
Ske prayed ir\ ker ckildcisk faskior\,
But ker Words Were choked witk tears
I kad told ler it wasr\t always
God tke prayer of tle children kears.
SIke prayed tkat ker absent father
MiNkt come back safe and Well,
From,, the perils
o 1 .. ... .....
Jo ,m i l. .
little I ,NI ,l
ere E". c r
Was jir. 1 3 k.
Tke o ..'. 5 0 C.4*S'A
opera ,c ... -
A d my darling rused towards me
IVky darlinA wkho kad died
tr\,e c r,
l~a~l~ c\ 1 \ te j
We 0 l- t J imear ket
0 J f. 1 r 1 s
WSje knew what tke miracle me a rj
T xereld keer-\ a mistake in, ti-xe bodies,
yAr-cd the r\ews to tke Wrong wife ser.
jliere were two of is nan-\e ir\ tk\e re9inmernt
The otker was killed aird wker\
It came to nmaki r\ tke list out
An error Was made ii\ tke mer\.
Yet I think as I clasp my darling,
Would ke still be here to-day
Mad I skhaken Nell5 simple teivet,
,-od listens wkher children pray."