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Your Boys

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Author: Gipsy Smith
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,167 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 478
Added to site: 2005.08.10
mnybks.net#: 11352
Genres: Religion, War

With a foreword by The Bishop of London

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he Vicar went into church next Sunday morning and asked the question, "Are we down-hearted?" I knew it would cause a sensation, but I'd rather have a sensation than a stagnation.

Those boys sat up. I said, "We are going to talk about gipsy life." I talked to them about the origin of my people. There's not a man living in the world who knows the origin of my people. I can trace my people back to India, but they didn't come from India. We are one of the oldest races in the world, so old that nobody knows how old. I talked to them about the origin of the gipsies, and I don't know it, but I knew more about it than they did. I talked to them about our language, and I gave them specimens of it, and there I was on sure ground. It is a beautiful language, full of poetry and music. Then I talked about the way the gipsies get their living--and other people's; and for thirty minutes those Munsters hardly knew if they were on the chairs or on the floor--and I purposely made them laugh. They had just come out of the he

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