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Chapter 8 - (VERSO)

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Naomi cowered and moaned.

“Oh, I wish I could believe that. I wouldn’t be frighted if I could believe that. Make me believe it. Surely you can make me believe that there’s love and forgiveness in God if you believe it yourself.”

“Jesus Christ forgave and loved the Magdalen, Naomi.”

“Jesus Christ? Oh, I ain’t afraid of Him. Yes, He could understand and forgive He was half human. I tell you it’s God I’m skeered of.”

“They are one and the same,” said Mr. Leonard helplessly. He knew he could not make No Naomi realize it. This anguished death-bed was no place for a theological exposition[.]


From "Each in His Own Tongue."