of Private Copper"
by John McGivering)
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Stubborn all were his people, a stark and a jealous horde–The burgher totally fails to understand his captors, and they take him off into captivity.
Not to be schooled by the cudgel, scarce to be cowed by the sword,
Blithe to turn at their pleasure, bitter to cross in their mood,
And set on the ways of their choosing...