Issue Eight - February 2005

Children’s Issue

    When bleak was the weather,
    The friends came together
    To play.
    The stakes, they were doubled;
    The sly ones, untroubled,
    Were gay.
    They all had their innings,
    And chalked up their winnings,
    And so
    They kept busy together
    Throughout the bleak weather,

—From The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin