My love is like a turtle-dove, all true. The only appetite I have is for you.” “Just go away from the window, Jack fool,” she said. “So help me God, you’ll get no kisses from me, 510 My love is for someone else, so you can leave! He’s worth far more than you, you Absalom! Take yourself off, or I’ll say goodbye with a stone! Now let me sleep, just leave, just go away!” “Alas,” said Absalom, “and wellaway! 515 True love should not be spurned, this ugly way. At least give me a kiss, if nothing better, For love of Jesus, our lord and loving savior.” “And if I do,” she said, “will you go away?” “O yes, my sweetheart,” he was quick to say. 520 “Make yourself ready,” she said, “for here I come.” She whispered to Nicolas, who was playing dumb, “Keep quiet, and then you can laugh as much as you please.” Absalom carefully set himself down on his knees, Saying, “I am noble, in every way, 525 So after this, let there be more, I pray. O sweetheart, your grace! O lovebird, your mercy, this day!” She undid the window, and opened it very swiftly. “All right,” she said, “come on, and do it quickly, Or else our neighbors, alas, might see you there.” 530 Absalom hurriedly wiped his lips all clear. The night was dark as pitch, as dark as coal, And out of the window she stuck her bare asshole, And Absalom, who could have done much worse, Put forth his mouth and lovingly kissed her ass, 535 Licking his lips, as it were, before he’d grasped it. He jumped right back, knowing something was wrong, He knew no woman was bearded—and this was a long one! The skin was coarse, and rough, the smell was strong. “O God, alas,” he said. “What have I done?” 540 “Tee hee,” she said, and slammed the window down, As Absalom went walking slowly off. “A beard! a beard!” said Handy Nicolas. “By God’s own corpse, this is worthy of laughter.
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