Journal: "The Tale of the Dismal Campers, Part III", 1889

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The Tale of the Dismal Campers Part III. June 25th to July 3rd inclusive Preface All the world knows the magically heroic story of the sirondists, who, condemned and executed in a body, sang the Marseillaise on ther journey to the guillotine, and in steadily decreasing chorus at its foot, while for every voice that was silenced on Earth one was added to the choir of another sphere

All the world does not know of the band of nine maidens, who united by ties of blood & friendship marched together to camp singing year after year in ever diminished Chorus, " clinging up the golden chair" and " A- Camping". But the heroism of the French martyr shall find a counterpart amoung the American pleasure - seekers, and each year strikes off another girl engaged

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2. or married the mirth will still see a solitary elderly spinster winding her way to some deserted mansion, armed with a note book & pencil to chronicle her own lonely festivities " June 25 1889 Once more a- Camping! Ah! Joy! Ah, Rapture! But alas! not unmixed with sorrow, for the Handsomer Man has relentlessly claimed his own, and we mourn the abused Poetess who keeps house in a much less fascinating, if more systematic way than we Bohemians. The Doctor likewise on the highroad to matrimony, is in too much of a hurry to stop for a season of our Retreat, and from the accompanist, amoung the snowy alps, or in the thronged streets of some European capitol, we still in imagination, hear a regret ful echo of her "graceful guitar". Peace to them in their chosen paths! Arrive ____ before us bright & attractive as far as.

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