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First Line: I sat with a dynamiter at supper in a german saloon
Last Line: Laughter everywhere -- lover of red hearts and red blood the world over.
Subject(s): Anarchism And Anarchists


I SAT with a dynamiter at supper in a German saloon eating steak and onions.
And he laughed and told stories of his wife and children and the cause of labor and the working
class.
It was laughter of an unshakable man knowing life to be a rich and red-blooded thing.
Yes, his laugh rang like the call of gray birds filled with a glory of joy ramming their winged
flight through a rain storm.
His name was in many newspapers as an enemy of the nation and few keepers of churches or schools
would open their doors to him.
Over the steak and onions not a word was said of his deep days and nights as a dynamiter.
Only I always remember him as a lover of life, a lover of children, a lover of all free, reckless
laughter everywhere -- lover of red hearts and red blood the world over.





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