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Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967).  Picture-Show.  1920.

17. What the Captain said at the Point-to-Point

I’VE had a good bump round; my little horse 
Refused the brook first time, 
Then jumped it prime; 
And ran out at the double, 
But of course         5
There’s always trouble at a double: 
And then—I don’t know how 
It was—he turned it up 
At that big, hairy fence before the plough; 
And some young silly pup  10
(I don’t know which), 
Near as a toucher knocked me into the ditch; 
But we finished full of running, and quite sound: 
And anyhow I’ve had a good bump round. 



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