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It is a fairly nice belly button.
I really can't complain.
I couldn't go on much further though.
The marvel is rather inane.
In the Desert
BY STEPHEN CRANE
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;
“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.
Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them.
Skilled in every trick, a worthy heir of his paternal craft, he would make black look white, and white look black.