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ONLY A SCRAP OF PAPER.

Only a scrap of paper. Easy to blot or rond; Simply a cheque on a nation's credit, Backing the note of a friend; Simply the word of Britain To Belgium given and signed, That never a foothold on Bolgic soil

Shall foreign invader find. Only a scrap of paper, But brave little Belgium knew The contract was signed with the ink of honor, And every word ran{» true; The pledge of an ancient giant To stand for the small man's right, Nor ever refute that signature For fear of a foernnn's might. Only 4 scrap of paper, So easily smudged and rant! But English, Scottish, and Irish signers, T«m know what that paper meant. Canada's pen «n4ors»4 it, And AustrilMia it««i Baek «f that pMgi, ami a. solid Empire Shall wake that paptr f«od. Net for th» lust tf wnquest, Net far tha hope af gain, Net for tha gliHur or pomp of war, Its hunger aud cramps and pain; Sons of untarnished honor, This is your best reward; To say "For the sake of this piece of paper Wo drew a righteous sword." —'Los Augelcs Times.'

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ONLY A SCRAP OF PAPER., Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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ONLY A SCRAP OF PAPER. Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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