If of sudden the friend has turned
Not a friend, nor a foe, just - so,
If at once, you donít understand,
Is he good, or is he bad, -
Drag the guy to the peaks-take a risk!
Do not leave him alone on slope,
Let him be tied to rope on cliffs -
There youíll know, who he is.
If the guy on the heights - is uptight,
If at once limp becomes and - runs,
On the glacier foot and - drooped,
Stumble near ravine - and scream, -
Well, next to you then - a strange man,
Do not scold him, though - let him go:
Those ones are not taken up there, and here
Of those donít sing.
If he didnít complain, nor whine,
Though he was angry and sullen, but - climbed,
And when you slipped from the cliff,
Though he groaned, but - held on,
If he follow you, in the fight,
And to stand on the summit excites,
Then, as on yourself, it seem,
Rely always on him.