By Graham Greene
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a poor assault of indifference: he not reveals that means in artwork or excitement in existence. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological an identical of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has passed through a level of mutilation. besides the fact that, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his sickness of brain slowly methods a medication. Then the white neighborhood reveals out who Querry is...
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Of course. I'm sorry. I was thinking of someone else. Is that chair uncomfortable? I'm afraid the springs may have gone. " "I'm sorry you don't find your catechist satisfactory. 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.
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A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Graham Greene