He tried to cry out, to protest that they were making a travesty of a most important encyclical, but the only sound he could utter was Mu . . . Mu . . . until, for very shame, he feli silent, closed his eyes and waited for the verdict. Out of the darkness a voice commanded him: 'Open your eyes and...
"I'm going to take him, Lisette. Not now, not yet,
because here, on this ship, I'm as helpless as you are.
So I'll smile with him and eat with him and drink with
him and let him dream of all the things he's going to
do to me after I've served my uses. Then, one day,...
"Nothing would suit me better
than to see
your husband dead . . "
George Oliver put his hands on Gerda's white shoulders and
held her a little away from him. His voice was grave and quiet.
*Tm being blunt about it. It would make things easy for
both of us."
"I know that."
"But it's my job...
THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN
The Shoes of the Fisherman is a superb, poignant yet deeply reverent work of art, dramatizing an ex-perience unique in humán affairs - the lot of a twen-tieth-century man who is elected Popé, Bishop of Romé, and Vicar of Christ on Earth.
From the magnificent...