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Five Towns on the B. & O

BY day… tireless smokestacks… hungry smoky shanties hanging to the slopes… crooning: We get by, that’s all.
By night… all lit up… fire-gold bars, fire-gold flues… and the shanties shaking in clumsy shadows… almost the hills shaking… all crooning: By God, we’re going to find out or know why.

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Poem Five Towns on the B. & O - Carl Sandburg