Translations from the Chinese/He is Only Human
HE IS ONLY HUMAN
ONLY once, I think,
Did I lose my temper;
And that was when the newsboy
In a train on Long Island
Cried, in a voice of violent hoarse assurance,
"Buy Bringing Up Father,
The Funniest Book Ever Published."
With my Oriental respect for ancestry,
And later on I said to the lad
(With, I fear, a touch of bitterness)
"Have you ever read The Wrong Box?"