Easter Fiction 2020

Classic Pop

THE THEME OF RESURRECTION

Many authors have pursued the theme of resurrection/rebirth over the years, notably Alexandre Dumas in his famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo. None were more relentless in that pursuit than the man known as O. Henry— probably because his own life was an example of same.

For this Easter we present an O. Henry classic, The Church with an Overshot-Wheel.

Thus, in memory of Aglaia, the old mill was converted into a blessing for the community in which she had once lived. It seemed that the brief life of the child had brought about more good than the three score years and ten of many. But Abram Strong set up yet another monument to her memory.

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(Art: “Madonna of the Lilies” by Alphonse Mucha.)

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