Quotes / Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie

Cotton Hill: "Topsy left me $10,000 to take care of his funeral. After the cremation and ash-bag that's $9,980.

He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess;
And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request."
Well, he seemed so low that I couldn't say no; then he says with a sort of moan:
"It's the cursed cold, and it's got right hold till I'm chilled clean through to the bone.
Yet 'tain't being dead—it's my awful dread of the icy grave that pains;
So I want you to swear that, foul or fair, you'll cremate my last remains."
Robert W. Service, "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

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