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LES CAMARADES EN VOYAGE, by            
First Line: The vessel is restlessly rushing over the waters
Last Line: And as they step upon the pier, lo the whiteness there!
Subject(s): Boats; Moon; Solitude; Travel; Loneliness; Journeys; Trips


THE vessel is restlessly rushing over the waters,—
But the moon is silent and still;
Hundreds of men and women are aboard,
Listlessly lounging, or sleeping, or chatting, or playing,—
But the moon is solitary;
The heart of the ship labours incessantly,
With fierce energy driving her forward, forward,—
Ever the effortless moon is astern;
The lights of the port shine out,
The passengers stir, show interest, crowd eagerly up,—
"We are arriving," they say. "We have made a speedy voyage."
And as they step upon the pier, lo the whiteness there!





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