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  Round the Bend
Nevil Shute, 1951

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Round the Bend

A Novel, by Nevil Shute
Copyright, 1951, William Morrow.  Republished 1978
(Annotated by al-Brunardot)
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  Chapter ONE  Some men of noble stock were made,
some glory in the murder blade,
Some praise a Science or an Art,
but I like honourable Trade!
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  Chapter TWO —And I was but a dog, and a mad one to despise
The gold of her hair, and the grey of her eyes.
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  Chapter THREE We travel not for trafficking alone:
By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:
For lust of knowing what should not be known
We make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.
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  Chapter FOUR O spiritual pilgrim rise:
the night has grown her single horn:
The voices of the souls unborn
are half a-dream with Paradise.
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  Chapter FIVE Oh, Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing alone is certain, that Life flies:
One thing is certain, and the rest is lies:
The flower that once has blown for ever dies.
   Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  
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       England for a new, large plane)
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  Chapter SIX To Meccah thou hast turned in prayer
with aching heart and eyes that burn:
Ah, Hajji, whither wilt thou turn when
thou art there, when thou art there?
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  Chapter SEVEN God be thy guide from camp to camp;
God be thy shade from well to well;
God grant beneath the desert stars
thou hear the Prophet's camel bell.
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  Chapter EIGHT And God shall make thy body pure,
and give thee knowledge to endure
This ghost-life's piercing phantom-pain,
and bring thee out to Life again.
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  Chapter NINE And God shall make thy soul a Glass where
eighteen thousand aeons pass.
And thou shalt see the gleaming Worlds
as men see dew upon the grass.
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  Chapter TEN  His speech is a burning fire;
With his lips he travaileth;
In his heart is a blind desire,
In his eyes foreknowledge of death,
He weaves, and is clothed with derision;
Sows, and he shall not reap;
His life is a watch or a vision
Between a sleep and a sleep.
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  Chapter ELEVEN  Only the road and the dawn, the sun,
the wind, and the rain,
And the watch fire under stars,
and sleep, and the road again.
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