"Stream, oh stream, where is your ceaseless rush headed for?

I am going to the river, to join her majestic march.

River, oh river, where is your steady flow headed for?

I am going to the sea, for a majestic view of the world."

 

It was my favorite number when I was urged to sing a song at farewell parties. Very humble parties to congratulate the departure of those fellows who had finished their time. The roommates would sit around, sharing some biscuits and exchanging words of goodwill. At times, when the guards did not seem to mind, we would take turns to sing a song in a muffled voice and I would sing "Stream, oh stream" when my turn came.

 

My fellows were not pleased at first with my choice of a children's song, but whenever I reached the last verse, "for a majestic view of the world", their faces could not conceal the movement of their minds. [Shenzi]

 

 

A majestic view of the world is now opening for the inmates of the peninsula. [Orun]

 

 

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