by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894)
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Whenever the moon
and the stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,
All night long in the dark and wet,
A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
Why does he gallop and gallop about?
Whenever the trees are crying aloud,
And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
By at the gallop goes he.
By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.
Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He lived but 44 years, and was in ill health a considerable amount of time, yet he traveled the world, and wrote timeless classics that are still enjoyed to this day. learn more