Anne Rice - v1, Lasher

who am i child was this my voice speaking was this my

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Unformatted text preview: make anything happen in the world at large! Our world is about to perish. What can you do? Ashlar, listen to me, we are a small valley, a small glen, only one tiny part of the north country. But we have endured and we would live on. And that is all the world is, finally, small valleys, groups of people who pray and work and love together as we do. Save us, Son. I implore you. Call upon the God you believe in to help you. And what you were-and what your father and mother did-these things do not matter one whit." "No Protestant or Catholic can prove anything against me," I said softly. "Sister, would you tell them what you know?" "They will know." I walked out of the hall. I was the priest now, not the humble Franciscan but the missionary, and I knew what I had to do. I went through the castle yard and over the bridge and down the snowy path towards the church. From far around came the people carrying torches, looking at me leerily and then excitedly, and whisper- in...
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