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7.10: Crane, Stephen. "In the Desert" (1895)

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    40458
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    In the desert

    I saw a creature, naked, bestial,

    Who, squatting upon the ground,

    Held his heart in his hands,

    And ate of it.

    I said, “Is it good, friend?”

    “It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;

    “But I like it

    Because it is bitter,

    And because it is my heart.”


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