"The Highwayman"
by Alfred Noyes

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IV

And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim the ostler listened; his face was white and peaked;
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay,
But he loved the landlord's daughter,
     The landlord's red-lipped daughter,
Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber sayŚ

 
 
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