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Georgia Douglas Johnson, "The Ancestor" (1920)
12022-07-22T09:37:54-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-07-22T09:37:54-04:0004/01/1920Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1THEY boasted of their ancestry and flaunted in his face The glory of their royal lie, the valor of their race; A moment Tom was clothed in thought,—he was not orator,— Then shouted,—"Boys, I say, by Jove, I'll be an ANCESTOR!"
Published in The Brownies' Book, April 1920
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