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Carl Sandburg

Five Towns on the B. and O.
by Carl Sandburg
from Smoke and Steel  [1916, Harcourt, Brace & Howe]


By day … tireless smokestacks … hungry smoky shanties hanging to
     the slopes … crooning:
     We get by, that’s all.
By night … all lit up … fire-gold bars, fire-gold flues … and the shanties
     shaking in clumsy shadows … almost the hills shaking … all crooning:
     By God, we’re going to find out or know why.



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