Newsgroups: comp.std.c
From: "Tony Lance" tonylance@hiltonheadisland.com
Date: 8 Sep 2001 22:08:25 -0000
Local: Sat 8 Sep 2001 23:08

Big Bertha Thing pathos (see below) 

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Big Bertha Thing pathos 
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Detail from painting of captive musketeers. 

Caption:- 
Porthos took hold of a bar (foot rail) with both hands 

From the book 
Twenty Years After 
by Alexandre Dumas 
Published by George G.Harrup & Co.Ltd., 1923 
Reprinted 1929 
(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1998 
Distribute complete and free of charge to comply. 

Big Bertha Thing poem 

Some Days, Then Some 

by Tony Lance 

I've had better days, he thought and said. 
When I could get my sorry butt out of bed. 
When I wasn't mistook for as good as dead. 
When they didn't fill my boots with all that lead. 

There are days sometimes, of sunshine on my head. 
Windswept shores viewed from along a beachy-head. 
Carefree larks, in a clearly blue sky, over-head. 
Then of course, I became a headmaster, the old man said. 

Tony Lance 
tonylance@hiltonheadisland.com