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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1393. The Gift of Water
 
By Hamlin Garland
 
 
        “IS water nigh?”
        The plainsmen cry,
As they meet and pass in the desert grass.
        With finger tip
        Across the lip        5
I ask the sombre Navajo.
The brown man smiles and answers “Sho!”
With fingers high, he signs the miles
        To the desert spring,
And so we pass in the dry dead grass,        10
    Brothers in bond of the water’s ring.
 

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