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Hey! Everybody seems to be staring at me..
You! You! All of you!
How dare you to stare at me?
“The Lost Girl” Declamation
I am a girl, young in heart and in mind…
I am carefree, I enjoy doing nothing
but play,play and play…
There’s a breathless hush in the close tonight:
Ten to make and the match to win –
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,
But his captain’s hand on his shoulder smote:
“Play up! Play up! And play the game!”
Roland feels his death is near;
His brain is oozing by either ear.
For his peers he prayed.
God keep them well;
Invoked the angel Gabriel.
That none reproach him, his horn he clasped;