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from the June 2004 issue: Beyond the Borders of English

The Two Boys

Two Romany boys were sent,
sent across the great sea.
Plato for brawling,
Lasho for stealing
the purse of a great lady.

And when they came to the other land,
The land that's over the sea,
Plato was quickly
hung, but Lasho
became husband to a great lady.

Do you want to know who the lady was?
It was the lady from whom he'd stolen the purse:
The boy had a black
witching eye,
And she had followed him across the great sea.

June 2004
Beyond the Borders of English
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