South Viet Nam: And Now the Rains

It is not good for the Christian health,

To hustle the Asian brown;

For the Christian riles, and the Asian smiles,

And he weareth the Christian down.

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white,

With the name of the late deceased;

And the epitaph drear: "A fool lies here,

Who tried to hustle the East."

This version of a poem by Rudyard Kipling is much quoted in Viet Nam by Americans who are desperately trying to hustle Premier Nguyen Khanh's regime into stepped-up action against the ever more aggressive Red guerrillas. The latest...

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