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"The Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal"
The Ballad of Yukon Jake by Edward E. Paramore Jr
Begging Robert W. Service's pardon
The Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal runs through this poem, including this verse;
And strong men rust, from the gold and the lust
That sears the Northland soul,
But the wickedest born, from the Pole to the Horn,
Is the Hermit of Shark Tooth Shoal.
See [www.cs.rice.edu] for the full poem.