Everyman's Land - Charles Norris Williamson

Everyman's Land

By Charles Norris Williamson

  • Release Date: 2006-11-14
  • Genre: Short Stories
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Everyman's Land Charles Norris Williamson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Padre, when you died, you left a message for me. You asked me to go on writing, if I were in trouble, just as I used to write when you were on earth. I used to "confess", and you used to advise. Also you used to scold. How you used to scold! I am going to do now what you asked, in that message. I shall never forget how you packed me off to school at Brighton, and Brian to Westward Ho! the year father died and left us to you the most troublesome legacy a poor bachelor parson ever had! I'd made up my mind to hate England. Brian couldn't hate anything or anybody: dreamers don't know how to hate: and I wanted to hate you for sending us there. I wanted to be hated and misunderstood. I disguised myself as a Leprechaun and sulked; but it didn't work where you were concerned. You understood me as no one else ever could or will, I believe. You taught me something about life, and to see that people are much the same all over the world, if you "take them by the heart. " You took me by the heart, and you held me by it, from the time I was twelve till the time when you gave your life for your country.

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