Rhymes of a Red Cross Man
by Robert W. Service [British-born Canadian Poet -- 1874-1958.]
[Note on text: Italicized stanzas are indented 5 spaces.
Italicized words and phrases are capitalized.
Lines longer than 77 characters are broken according to metre,
and the continuation is indented two spaces from the previous line.
Stanzas that are italicized AND indented are indented 10 spaces.
Due to numerous French words and phrases in this particular text,
and the importance of accents to pronunciation, accents are marked,
using these characters (/\,^) AFTER each letter they accompany.
In two cases (me^le/e & cha^teau) the words have worked their way
into the English language, and the accents are omitted.]
[This etext has been transcribed from a New York edition of 1916.
Some very minor corrections have been made.]