Fiche 78, exercice 3 (page 165)

  1. The spell of the Yukon
    I wanted the gold, and I sought it,
    I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
    Was it famine or scurvy - I fought it;
    I hurled my youth into a grave.
    I wanted the gold, and I got it -
    Came out with a fortune last fall, -
    Yet somehow life's not what I thought it,
    And somehow the gold isn't all.

    Robert Service, The Spell of the Yukon, 1907