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The Waizouaiti Mystery.

0 wirrasthru ! Here's a to-do I A horrid gruesome liist'ry, 1 tfcll a taje the cheek to pale— The JVaiioua'itiJifyst'oy, Where, long and dank, the grasses rank O'er foul and slimy water, Droop and decay, they hide away ■ A fearful deed of slaughter. Years pass along—with laugh and song. Full many a trav'Uer passes, And none descries what hidden lies . Beneath those waving grasses, But, sans a doubt, " murder will out" And all our hearts are thrilling, A'tele of fear falls on the ear, And all our blo9d is chilling. Some prying eye hath chanced to spy Where crime hath hid its story, And—dreadful sight—are brought to light Its evidences gory. A bag of bpnes, weighed down with stoujep A grinning skull—attainder Hath warrant clear, for crime is here, Its victim's dread remainder. Hark ! to the skies, the dark deed cries' For gallows, gyves, or fetters; ' The hue and cry abroad doth fly Inblackes^ twp : line letters;- ' And Crownei^'s quest, at la/id's behest, Is held, as it is fitting, Qood men and true are called to view, And/m tlw]>o(ly sitting.. .-' . ~ The fact is clear—what need to hear Or push enquiry further ? All of one mind, they quickly find The verdict "Wilful Murther-" Ochone ! Ochone ! had they but known How once a circus wandered, About those parts, within their hearts, That verdict they had pondered. Fp r _here's the fun, no deed was done Of cv'vcCiP that had scintilla, Crowner and p-'lice and pack of geese, Had sat on— agorifta ! . "' -

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The Waizouaiti Mystery., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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The Waizouaiti Mystery. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2391, 2 April 1890

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