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C
h
apter
O
ne

 

Hear Me

 

Hear
m
e,
fo
u
r qu
a
rters
o
f
the
w
o
rld – a
relat
i
ve
I
a
m
!
Give
m
e the stren
g
th
t
o walk
t
h
e soft earth. G
i
v
e
m
e the
ey
es
to
see,
and
the
str
e
ng
t
h to underst
a
n
d that I
m
ay be like you.
W
ith your
pow
e
r
only
can
I
face
t
h
e win
d
s.
Great S
p
irit, all o
v
er
t
h
e ear
t
h
t
h
e
faces of li
v
ing
t
h
i
ng
s
are all ali
k
e.
W
i
t
h
ten
d
er
n
ess
h
a
v
e
t
h
ese c
o
m
e
u
p
ou
t
of
t
h
e grou
n
d. Lo
o
k up
o
n these
fac
e
s
of
c
h
ildr
e
n
without
nu
m
b
er, a
n
d
with
c
h
il
d
ren
i
n
t
h
e
i
r ar
m
s, that they
m
ay face the
winds,
and wa
l
k
the
good
road
to
t
h
e
day
of quiet. This
is
m
y pr
ay
er. Hear
m
e!

 

Black
Elk

 

Slowl
y
,
sl
o
w
l
y
,
G
r
a
n
d
f
ath
e
r
S
u
n
beg
a
n
his
ascent.
Gli
d
i
n
g,
floati
n
g,
he
m
ov
ed
abo
v
e
t
h
e
h
o
rizon
as bl
u
e and
la
v
e
n
d
er a
n
d
m
a
uv
e filled
t
h
e s
k
y.
Bird
s
o
n
g
m
arried
with
fr
ag
r
a
n
t
air,
as
W
a
k
a
n
Ta
n
k
a
1
s
t
ret
c
hed H
i
s fi
n
g
ers
a
cr
o
ss
t
h
e
s
k
y
, pu
s
hi
n
g back
t
h
e ni
g
h
t, heral
d
i
n
g
t
h
e
d
a
wn
i
ng
o
f
a new da
y
.

 

J
u
ly 1
8
, 20
1
0
6:
0
0
a.
m
.

 

S
o
nny Glass
w
al
k
ed bri
s
kly alo
n
g
the
slow
l
y awak
e
n
ing
street.
He enjoyed
t
h
e
s
o
und
of
the
heels
of h
i
s
c
o
w
b
oy
bo
o
t
s
a
g
ainst
t
h
e
h
ar
d c
on
c
rete
o
f U
p
town Wester
v
ille’s
si
d
ewa
l
k
s.
Soon
t
h
e
area
wo
u
l
d
b
e
bu
sy, as
t
h
e s
m
all
bu
t
v
ibra
n
t
Ce
n
tral-O
h
i
o
city c
a
m
e to
life.
Ho
m
e
to
just ov
e
r 35,000
cit
i
zens
and
the birthplace of the
Anti- Sal
o
on
Leag
u
e
,
W
ester
v
ille was
a
c
h
ar
m
i
n
g
fa
m
ily
or
iented
town with several p
a
rk
s
,
t
h
e
In
n
i
s
wo
o
d
B
o
t
an
i
cal
G
a
r
d
ens
a
n
d
Na
t
u
re Pres
e
rv
e
,
a
n
d Otterbe
i
n,
t
h
e
pr
i
v
ate liberal arts c
o
llege fou
n
d
e
d
in 18
4
7.
Conti
n
ui
n
g
his
walk
al
o
ng
S
t
ate
Street,
Sonny
ad
m
ired
the
war
m
,
h
i
st
o
rical
feel
o
f
t
h
e
m
ain
t
h
oroughfare of
U
p
town
W
e
ster
v
ille.
T
h
e st
o
refr
on
ts
were
c
o
m
p
rised
m
o
st
l
y
o
f
t
h
e
o
r
i
g
i
n
al
str
u
c
t
u
res
bu
ilt
si
n
c
e
t
h
e
i
n
c
o
r
p
orati
o
n
of
t
h
e
city
in
18
5
8.
Th
e
pr
i
d
e
of her
citizens
was app
a
r
e
nt
in
t
h
e
spa
n
ki
n
g
clean
look
of
the
1
9
th
Ce
n
tu
r
y
,
p
ict
u
r
esque
s
u
burb of
C
o
lu
m
bu
s.
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