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The Spike or Victoria University College Review, June 1927

Group Spirit

Group Spirit.

We love you, Mr. Chinaman,
Because we feel it right.
What though your skin is yellow,
While our's is nice and white?
God, who created all men,
Embraced you in his plan;
He first made market gardens,
And then—the Chinaman!
We love you, Mr. Chinaman,
For lofty mental powers.
God did not make you savage;
He gave you brains like our's.
He meant that you should use them,
And so he scattered round
Bananas—by the dozen,
And apples—by the pound!
We love you, Mr. Chinaman,
For what is in your heart.
Though in our creeds divided,
We are not far apart.
We may be bound for heaven,
You may be bound for hell;
But still, dear Mr. Chinaman,
We'll always love you well!
But really, Mr. Chinaman,
When all is said and done,
You've still to learn one lesson:
You mustn't touch a gun!
You want to have a rifle,
And throw away your fan!
We really can't allow it,
You wicked Chinaman!—D.J.D.