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Sunday, October 14, 2007


Dog Jack has gone on the silent trail,
Wherever that may be;
But well I know, when I whistle the call,
He will joyfully answer me.

That call will be when I, myself,
Have passed through the Gates of Gold;
He will come with a rush, and his soft brown eyes
Will glisten with love as of old.

Oh, Warder of Gates, in the far-away land,
This little black dog should you see,
Throw wide your doors that this faithful friend
May enter, and wait for me.

-- by "H.P.W." in The Dog's Book of Verse, collected by J. Earl Clauson (Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, Publishers, 1916).

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