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Priscilla Analysis



Author: poem of Robert Service Type: poem Views: 0

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Jerry MacMullen, the millionaire,

Driving a red-meat bus out there --

How did he win his Croix de Guerre?

Bless you, that's all old stuff:

Beast of a night on the Verdun road,

Jerry stuck with a woeful load,

Stalled in the mud where the red lights glowed,

Prospect devilish tough.



"Little Priscilla" he called his car,

Best of our battered bunch by far,

Branded with many a bullet scar,

Yet running so sweet and true.

Jerry he loved her, knew her tricks;

Swore: "She's the beat of the best big six,

And if ever I get in a deuce of a fix

Priscilla will pull me through."



"Looks pretty rotten right now," says he;

"Hanged if the devil himself could see.

Priscilla, it's up to you and me

To show 'em what we can do."

Seemed that Priscilla just took the word;

Up with a leap like a horse that's spurred,

On with the joy of a homing bird,

Swift as the wind she flew.



Shell-holes shoot at them out of the night;

A lurch to the left, a wrench to the right,

Hands grim-gripping and teeth clenched tight,

Eyes that glare through the dark.

"Priscilla, you're doing me proud this day;

Hospital's only a league away,

And, honey, I'm longing to hit the hay,

So hurry, old girl. . . . But hark!"



Howl of a shell, harsh, sudden, dread;

Another . . . another. . . . "Strike me dead

If the Huns ain't strafing the road ahead

So the convoy can't get through!

A barrage of shrap, and us alone;

Four rush-cases -- you hear 'em moan?

Fierce old messes of blood and bone. . . .

Priscilla, what shall we do?"



Again it seems that Priscilla hears.

With a rush and a roar her way she clears,

Straight at the hell of flame she steers,

Full at its heart of wrath.

Fury of death and dust and din!

Havoc and horror! She's in, she's in;

She's almost over, she'll win, she'll win!

Woof! Crump! right in the path.



Little Priscilla skids and stops,

Jerry MacMullen sways and flops;

Bang in his map the crash he cops;

Shriek from the car: "Mon Dieu!"

One of the blessés hears him say,

Just at the moment he faints away:

"Reckon this isn't my lucky day,

Priscilla, it's up to you."



Sergeant raps on the doctor's door;

"Car in the court with couchés four;

Driver dead on the dashboard floor;

Strange how the bunch got here."

"No," says the Doc, "this chap's alive;

But tell me, how could a man contrive

With both arms broken, a car to drive?

Thunder of God! it's queer."



Same little blessé makes a spiel;

Says he: "When I saw our driver reel,

A Strange Shape leapt to the driving wheel

And sped us safe through the night."

But Jerry, he says in his drawling tone:

"Rats! Why, Priscilla came in on her own.

Bless her, she did it alone, alone. . . ."

Hanged if I know who's right.






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