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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Dedication

Published by Webmaster on 08/30/2003 (8552 reads)
Here's a copy of a dedication or rather rededication written in the fly leaf of my copy of the 'Trail of 98' to Miss Hain(e)y on her engagement to Royal R Brown.

This was supplied by Edward Ronnie. Many thanks.

Here's a copy of a dedication or rather rededication written in the fly leaf of my copy of the 'Trail of 98' to Miss Hain(e)y on her engagement to Royal R Brown. Below the picture is a
a typed version of the same as it is not easy to read even in the original

 

Dear Miss Hainey
Royal has just told me his wonderful news, may I be the first to offer you my best wishes for your happiness – Royal is my best and truest friend. I hope your gain is not my loss – you have placed your happiness in wonderful keeping & so please accept this with my best congratulations, until I offer them personally to you – Miss Hainey I gave this book …. to Royal the memory of the last (lost) two Chapters –
And as you go through life remember ‘Nellie’
‘god’ would not reveal to you the great reality of love, only to plunge you into darkness – ‘true love cannot be in vain. So read this book a chapter of my own life – the last two chapters were written by ‘your(s) Royal’
Robert W. Service
The Author

‘Nellie’
I have reclaimed this book from Mr Brown, & have asked him to deliver the same to you with my very best Regard
‘The Author’


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