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First Line: Cast the bantling on the rocks
Last Line: Power and speed be hands and feet.
Variant Title(s): Power
Subject(s): Self-reliance


Cast the bantling on the rocks,
Suckle him with the she-wolf's teat,
Wintered with the hawk and fox,
Power and speed be hands and feet.





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