Why, my dear abbe, how you throw the helve after the hatchet!
The pick sunk to its helve in the earth, now softened by the spring rain.
I fling but the helve after the hatchet that has sunk into the silent stream.
The feel of the blow was good as the keen blade sank to the helve.
So I used the helve of an entrenching-tool and the stalks of the willow undergrowth.