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They worked along until ten o'clock upon that fatal day When a hanging limb came down on him and crushed him to the clay.
7   His comrades gathered around him and drug the limb away. I was standing close beside him; these words I heard him say, "Now comrades, I am dying; my hour will come right soon; May God in his great mercy look down on my friends at home,"
8   In two or three days after, a coffin was sent home Containing all was left on earth of poor young Harry Dunn. And when his mother saw him, she fell down like a stone; They picked her up and her heart was broke when Harry was
sent home.
9   Likewise his poor old father who was never known to smile, In two or three days after, he followed his loving child.
In two or three days they buried that poor old man;
So you can see what a dreadful curse hangs over Michigan.
10 Come all you brave lumbering boys, wherever you all may be, Likewise and pay attention to these few lines from me. Don't leave your aged parents but stay home while you can; And when you go out to have a time, stay away from the woods of Michigan.

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