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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 13 June 29, 1938

Pomp and Glory

Pomp and Glory

"In the earth of the cities one sees the very worst—people selling rubbish and living on [unclear: the] indescribable rubbish heap. A man tries to sell rotating oranges, probably out of rubbish-bins: another tinkes with a tuppenny watch beyond repair: children have the most aimless things 'on slae'—a handful of sticks, twigs, just any rubbish. Behind them, water mountains of [unclear: ra] and rubbish, and tenement buildings where bricks have slithered and more are obviously about to fall. They are a rotting house of the dead,' but it's the living who are crammed into them—people to-day, rubbish to-morrow, but still people."

—Robin Hyde.