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[Written for the Journal]

ONLY A THIEF

From the December 1913 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Born in the dust of poverty and shame, And nurtured in neglect, with tarnished name, A hunger-goaded waif to Zion came. His was a sordid tale, and hundreds more, Helpless as he, had wandered there before, To pray for work and wage from door to door.