The Great War

from The Man Who Saw, an electronic edition

"A Place in the Sun"

[Mr. Frederic Harrison has made the suggestion that Devil's Island would be an appropriate residence for the German Emperor after the war.]

YES, there, if he ever be captured,

Let him live, well laid by the heel,

And become, to a world enraptured,

Le diable là-bas dans l'île.

When Europe has washed off his mark,

Who stabbed her with poisoned steel,

Let him sigh for a Moltke and Bismarck--

Le diable, là-bas dans l'île.

Last product of German Culture,

There leave him, to make a meal

For some not too dainty vulture--

Le diable--là-bas--dans l'île.