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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 1. March 3 1968

the pallbearer

the pallbearer

[unclear: ace] was stern, and thus in keeping with his task the eyes betrayed detachment that showed it was a mask [unclear: ands] were in their proper place, his shirt correctly starched handling of the casket as the mourners mumbled past [unclear: furiating] honour for a man without the ties, [unclear: made] him friend, that in the end should make him act the [unclear: ie]?

[unclear: ransient] procession, now stepping to the place humour that he twisted but hid by Other Grace.

I am dead," he thought, as the burden lent his way will carry me a million years and feast on my decay! [unclear: ashioning] is evil if the dead will always rise —[unclear: ps] theyll live a Second, from sipping up my eyes! [unclear: ere's] the gate, the turning point, and grave; [unclear: ieve] my aching limbs and hope that God can brave ast-off spirit I have left him — does He understand? sorry he has left us. but his soul is surely grand!"

[unclear: thoughts] contracted nearly, on the face that went ahead who will ever gratify the wishes of the dead?

Eric Fairbrother.