Monthly Archives: April 2015

John’s brush with magic (part one)

I remember the tenants on my father’s estate, their belief in the supernatural and the power of magic. Their faith in these things was unshakable, and who’s to say they were wrong?  Orthodox religion mingled seamlessly with their own, for … Continue reading

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John’s blue remembered schooldays, 1776-1782

  My schooldays were not the happiest of my life.  They were never a privilege, always an ordeal; a daily fear in my chest that was great, not small.  I can see us now, huddled at our desks in windswept … Continue reading

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John Eagle and Catholicism

This is the first in a series of short sketches, focusing on aspects of John’s character and his likes/dislikes. I will try to render these in the attorney’s own words.   How a man turns out is an accident of … Continue reading

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