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What Were They Like?

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Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
Did they hold ceremonies
to reverence the opening of buds?
Were they inclined to quiet laughter?
Did they use bone and ivory,
jade and silver, for ornament?
Had they an epic poem?
Did they distinguish between speech and singing?

Sir, their light hearts turned to stone.
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ur mum 21 January 2021

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Yoram Gelman 07 June 2010

There is a mistake in the following lines: Sir, their light hearts turned to stone. It is not remembered whether in gardens stone gardens illumined pleasant ways. They should read: Sir, their light hearts turned to stone. It is not remembered whether in gardens stone LANTERNS illumined pleasant ways.

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Christy Summerfield 09 August 2016

Thank you. I knew that line was wrong but couldn't quite remember the correct line.

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