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  • Don’t ever cast a careless shadow
    Nor creak the polished wooden floor
    Or breathe too deep although you’re dying
    Nor look too wise or walk too slow.

    Don’t ever let them see the falling
    Of tears upon a window pane
    Keep down and low and quietly trying
    You’ll get to where you want to go.
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