Confessions of Zilpah
I heard a music in my veins that time
when the third wife came to say
she was not well, and he sought pell-mell
that day for another concubine.
They are a fine, but peculiar breed of man,—
this odd, bold Hebrew family. Young Reuben, his son,
is almost old enough to fan the woman flames
and feed the woman fire; yet he aspires
to other things and spends his days in devotions.
An odd creed!
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