By Graham Greene
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a poor assault of indifference: he not unearths that means in paintings or excitement in lifestyles. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological identical of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has undergone a degree of mutilation. despite the fact that, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his disorder of brain slowly techniques a healing. Then the white neighborhood unearths out who Querry is...
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When you make a song you are in the song, when you bake bread you are in the bread, when you make a baby you are in the baby, and because Yezu made you, he is in you. When you love it is Yezu who loves, when you are merciful it is Yezu who is merciful. But when you hate or envy it is not Yezu, for everything that Yezu made is good. Bad things are not there--they are nothing. Hate means no love. Envy means no justice. " "He begs a lot of questions," Doctor Colin said. "Now I tell you that when a man loves, he must be Klistian.
It's not so easy to find a good one now that we have three classes for boys. " "Certainly, if you call having a baby every year by a different man hard work. I can't see that it's right allowing her to teach with her cradle in the class. She's pregnant again. " "Oh well, you know, autres pays autres moeurs. We are here to help, father, not condemn, and I don't think we can teach the sisters their business. They know the young woman better than we do. Here, you must remember, there are few people who know their own fathers.
It is their form of courtesy to agree. " "Those are not lies. Father Thomas, I can well understand why you are attracted to Querry. You are both men of extremes. But in our way of life, it is better for us not to have heroes--not live heroes, that is. " "Of course not. But don't let's recognise them before the Church does. " 3 Father Thomas stood by his netted door staring through the wire-mesh at the ill-lighted avenue of the leproserie. Behind him on his table he had prepared a candle and the flame shone palely below the bare electric globe; in five minutes all the lights would go out.
A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Graham Greene