Excerpt from The Debs Triology, Man, Woman, Child: Written for the New World, Girard, Kansas
A number of years ago, when Eu gene V. Debs and I were on the staff of the Appeal to Reason, in daily as sociation, I wrote the following verses concerning him. They express the thought I had in mind very poorly. But they do call attention to the chief characteristic of this great man. He is a friend. He is the same sort that the poet Homer described before the days of Moses in the single line: He lived in a house by the side of the road, and he was a friend of man. Here is what I wrote.
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