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I GOT THIS FROM ANDY POPP WHO GOT IT FROM DAVE HENTON WHO GOT IT FROM ... BUT WHO WROTE IT?

Blood understood the native mind,

He said we must be firm but kind,

A mutiny resulted.

I never shall forget the way

That Blood upon that awful day

Preserved us all from death.

 

He stood upon a little mound,

Cast his lethargic eye around,

And said beneath his breath;

Whatever happens we have got

The Maxim gun, and they have not.

 

 

Uncle Peter: Not now buddy, refer the new reality!

 

27/10/02 - received an email from a Hugh Mascetti who advises that Hilaire Belloc wrote the above poem, Hugh will try to find the complete poem. - Editor

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