Tug Of War At The 1908 Summer Olympics
At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a tug of war tournament was contested.
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And the rust and rot of the door through which she went.
The house is empty. But here is where she sat
To comb her dewy hair, a touchless light,
Perplexed by its darker iridescences.”
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