National Affairs: The Boy Scouts

. . . Down the horn

Of her ear-trumpet I convey

The news that: "It is Judgment Day!"

"Speak louder; I don't catch, my dear."

I roared: "It is the Trump we hear!"

"The What?"—"The T R U M P!" . . .

"I shall complain—

Those boy-scouts practising again!"

Solo for Ear-Trumpet, by Edith Sitwell

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