How the rafters rang with music!
Music of our national anthem
And our Camp Fire cry, ‘Wo-he-lo.’
See! before the firelight standing
Three tall candles all unlighted
Waiting for Nioda's coming
Waiting for the maid She-she-bens,
Waiting for the maid Jaswedo.
Each one knelt before her candle
In her hand a lighted taper,
Touched it to the candle, saying,
“Work and Health and Love are lighted With the magic word ‘ Wo-he-lo.’
Stood outside the camp a maiden
To become one of our number,
Stood before the guardian saying
Earnest words of her desire
To become a Camp Fire maiden.
Then, replied the guardian to her
After all her words were spoken,
“You are now one of our number Camps of Sagamore and Mystic.
Then bestowed upon their members
Twelve in number well-won honors
So, unto each necklace adding,
Precious beads of many colors,
Six unto the Camp of Sagamore,
Six unto the Camp of Mystic.
Then, into the Wood-gatherers' circle
There were gathered nine new members,
Four from Mystic,
Five from Sagamore.
On each hand was placed a token
Silver ring of seven fagots and the circles of ‘Wo-he-lo.’
Then our closing song together
Sang we all the ‘Day is Over.’
And unto their homes departed
All the loyal Camp Fire maidens.
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