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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 5-7

Huge drop hammers work day and night forming sheet metal parts for United Nations bombers and fighters at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant, Inglewood, Calif. The heavy hemp rope is used to snub the hammer so that it forms the part under proper pre

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The helmsman steered, the ship moved on;
Yet never a breeze up blew;
The mariners all ‘gan to work the ropes,
Where they were wont to do;
They raised their limbs like lifeless tools -
We were a ghastly crew.

The body of my brother’s son
Stood by me, knee to knee:
The body and I pulled at a rope,
But he said nought to me.”

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