For when he danced on the hill, - - - They laughed! For when he cried by the river, - - - They laughed! They drove him deep into himself, far deeper than he had ever been. - - - And they laughed! He became very solemn, for he dared not laugh. As he may harm others just as he had been harmed by laughter. - - - And they laughed at this! HE fought his way back, regaining his strength. Bit by bit, and each bit - - - - They laughed! He regained his poise and posture, - - - but they laughed! He became successful, joyful and innocent toward them, and he helped them. - - - And they cried!