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There's a name that's never spoken,

And a mother's heart half-broken,

There is just another missing from the

old home, that is all;

There is still a mem'ry living,

There's a father unforgiving,

And a picture that is turn'd toward the wall.

—Charles Graham

The Russians were so delighted with the British-Soviet Alliance of May 26, 1942, that they hung a painting of the signing, by British Artist Frank Salisbury, prominently in Moscow's Spiridonovka House, where distinguished visitors are entertained.

Last week the picture was not there.

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