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"Dignam carted off. Mina Purefoy swollen belly on a bed groaning to have a child tugged out of her. One born every second somewhere. Other dying every second. Since I fed the birds five minutes. Three hundred kicked the bucket. Other three hundred born, washing the blood off, all are washed in the blood of the lamb, bawling maaaaaa."

They take the baby to the river,
Kyle William they call him.
They wash the baby in the water,
Take away little Kyle's sin.
In a whitewashed shotgun shack,
An old man passes away.
They take his body to the graveyard,
And over him they pray.
Bruce Springsteen, "Reason to Believe"
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