|CHAPTER 11 And then there were all the Others,
2 The ones who weren't aSpics,
3 Or bFrogs,
4 Or cBrits,
5 Or dKrauts,
6 Or eYanks,
7 Or fBeaks,
8 Or gRusskies,
9 Or hChinks,
10 Or iNips,
11 The ones who weren't jGypsies,
12 Or kMesopotamians,
13 Or lGreeks,
14 Or mRomans,
15 Or even nItalians.
16 oThese are the ones who weren't ever Chosen,
17 Even for a little while,
18 No matter how hard they tried to be Chosen,
19 Or didn't,
20 No matter how much they wanted to be Chosen,
21 Or didn't,
22 No matter how much they might have deserved to be Chosen,
23 Or didn't,
24 They simply weren't,
25 And may not ever be,
26 Because that's the way things are,
27 And have always been,
28 pAnd will always be.
29 This is their qstory.
CHAPTER 21 For example, there were a lot of nations who thought they would be Chosen,
||2 When the time came,
3 But when the time came,
4 rThey didn't make it.
5 The Phoenicians invented the first salphabet,
6 And sailing ships,
7 And trade,
8 And did a lot of exploring,
9 tLong before the Greeks and Romans started building monuments and temples and armies and all the rest,
10 But it didn't work out for the Phoenicians,
11 uAnd nobody remembers any of their names or their books or their cities or anything else they did.
12 Poor bastards.
13 vThe Carthaginians wanted to be Chosen,
14 So bad it hurt,
15 And thanks to Hannibal and his elephants, they came that close,
16 Getting stopped just a few miles short of Rome,
17 Which wasn't close enough,
18 Because the Romans couldn't be stopped short when they got to Carthage,
19 wAnd destroyed it completely,
21 Poor bastards.
22 xAnd there have been lots of Others who came close or thought they might someday,
23 Through all the thousands of years,
24 Including Trojans and Philistines,