THE TRUE HISTORY OF
THE RED SEA EPISODE

by
Walter Stanford

  The 'First Born' job was a terrible blow
To the Life Assurance folk.
"Another affair like this" they thought,
"And we'll all be stoney broke."

So they flocked in a body to Pharaoh's house
With every sign of woe
And said, "Oh King, they servants beseech thee
To let these Hebrews go.

For nobody knows what will come on us next,
If the troublesome bounders stop
Another event like we had last night,
And we might as well shut up shop!"

Now the King was as stubborn as fourteen mules
But he graciously heard their pleas
For he thought of all the numerous shares
He held in the various companies.

So he sent for Moses and said,
"My man, out royal colours we strike
Just tell thy clan they've our full permission
To slope as soon as they like."

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