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Walter De la Mare
Walter de la Mare, who was born in Kent, was too poor to go to school beyond adolescence. He worked for many years as a bookkeeper for a petroleum conglomerate—Anglo-American Oil Company, at the time a branchread more
“Is there anybody there?” said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
Of the forest's ferny floor:5
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller's head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time
“Is there anybody there?” he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
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