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Ballads and Songs of Michigan
7 When they returned home to their sister, She said, "Where is your servant man?
I ask because you seem to whisper. Tell me, dear brothers, iŁ you can."
8 "We lost him in our game of hunting, No more of him could we see;
But to tell the truth I am offended That you do thus examine me."
9 Then she went to her chamber weeping, And lol a spirit came and stood
At her bedside as she lay moaning, All covered with a gore of blood.
10 He said, "It is in vain, my jewel, It is in vain for you to pine. Your brothers killed me, being cruel, In such a place you may me find."
ii The very next morn to the woods she retired, And presently she did him find. She kissed him whom she so admired, Crying, "O bosom friend of mine,
12 "Although my brothers have been cruel To take your precious life away,
One grave shall serve me and my jewel, For while I've breath I'll with you stay."
13 Three days and nights she stayed there weeping All down upon her bended knees,
Until fierce hunger came o'er her creeping, She uttered forth such words as these:
14 "Although my love for you is tender, Yet I shall be obliged to yield,
Or unto death I must surrender;
Oh, like one that's conquered, I'll quit the field."
15 Then she returned home to her brothers. As soon as they did her sec