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Reprinted by special permis
sion from "A Child's Garden ot
Verses." Copyright by Charles,
HIS THE HEART OF A BOY
By Berton Braley.
His hair is as white as the new
fallen snow and his face is deep
wrinkled and seamed, but his smile
is still bright and his eyes are aglow
with all he has pondeYed and dream
ed; and, in spite of the years of his
struggle and strife, his laughter is
ringing with joy", tor he's kept,
through the wliole of a workaday
life, the eager young heart of a boy.
Yes, that is his font of peipetual
youth, and so he can never grow old.
His years? they are little a trifle,
in sooth, mere words of a tale that is
told. The body may cease to be lim
ber and lithe and the weakness of
age may annoy, but life, to the last,
will be youthful and blithe if you
keep the gay neajt of a boy!