"The Bear That Walks Like A Man"
Context: Each year, when the men go out to hunt, the white men are followed by Matun, the old blind beggar; and each year he relates the same story time and time again. When he was younger, in search of adventure, his path crossed that of Adam-zad, the Bear that "stands like a Man." Out of his pity for Adam-zad, who raised his paws like hands in supplication or prayer, Matun did not fire his musket. But in return Adam-zad struck Matun in the face, blinding and disfiguring him. In a wider sense, the poem is a warning against a foolish trust in others, and can be read as a political allegory.
Over and over the story, ending as he began:"Make ye no truce with Adam-zad–the Bearthat walks like a Man!"