By Graham Greene
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a bad assault of indifference: he now not reveals that means in artwork or excitement in lifestyles. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological similar of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has passed through a degree of mutilation. notwithstanding, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his affliction of brain slowly ways a healing. Then the white group reveals out who Querry is...
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So how can I be a thief? " "That would make us both Christians," Querry said. " "I'm not interested," Colin said. "I wish Christianity could reduce the price of cortisone, that's all. " "I hate simplifications," Querry said, and sat on. The Superior said, "I do not tell you to do good things for the love of God. That is very hard. Too hard for most of us. It is much easier to show mercy because a child weeps or to love because a girl or a young man pleases your eye. That's not wrong, that's good.
You should know. " "But I passed those plans months ago. They don't need an architect. " "The hospital," Rycker said, interrupting them and drawing them within his circle, "you can take it from me, is only a first step. He is designing a modern African church. He hinted at that to me himself. He's a man of great vision. What he builds lasts. A prayer in stone. There's Monseigneur coming in. " The Bishop was a tall rakish figure with a neatly trimmed beard and the roving eye of an old-fashioned cavalier of the boulevards.
It would look as though you had noticed they were stale. " The little medal of Saint Christopher jingle jangled like a fetish below the windscreen. "I am frightened," the girl said. "It is all so complicated and Mme. " "It isn't that she doesn't like you," Ryckcr explained kindly. "It is only that last time, you remember, you began to leave before the wife of the Commissioner. Of course, we are not bound by these absurd colonial rules, but we don't want to seem pushing and it is generally understood that as leading commercants we come after the Public Works.
A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Graham Greene