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Firehorses:

Farewell, Good And Faithful Servants!

By Frederick J. Bowlen, Battalion Chief San Francisco Fire Department 1938

To our four-footed allies in fire-fighting this book is affectionately dedicated

AMONG THE NOBLEST IN THE LAND,
THOUGH HE MAY COUNT HIMSELF THE LEAST
THAT MAN I HONOR AND REVERE
WHO, WITHOUT FAVOR, WITHOUT FEAR,
IN THE GREAT CITY DARES TO ST

AND,
THE FRIEND OF EVERY FRIENDLESS BEAST.

--LONGFELLOW