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By José Saramago

"«A história dos homens é a história dos seus desentendimentos com deus, nem ele nos entende a nós , nem nós o entendemos a ele .»

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Some of his friends, also leaving, cried “speech”. This was irregular and quelled by the authorities, but the Headmaster himself rose and said a few words. Hall was one of them, and they would never cease to feel him so. The words were just. The school clapped not because Maurice was eminent but because he was average. It could celebrate itself in his image. ” His relations shared in the triumph. On previous visits he had been hateful to them. “Sorry, mater, but you and the kids will have to walk alone” had been his remark after a football match when they had tried to join on to him in his mud and glory: Ada had cried.

While he cleaned himself, Maurice unsported and looked out into the court. It seemed years since he had left it. He felt disinclined to be longer alone with Durham and called to some men to join them. A coffee of the usual type ensued, but when they left Maurice felt equally disinclined to leave with them. He flourished the Trinity again. “It’s a mystery,” he argued. “It isn’t a mystery to me. ” Maurice felt uncomfortable and looked at his own thick brown hands. Was the Trinity really a mystery to him?

George headed down the field towards him, naked and jumping over the woodstacks. “I shall go mad if he turns wrong now,” said Maurice, and just as they collared this happened, and a brutal disappointment woke him up. He did not connect it with Mr Ducie’s homily, still less with his second dream, but he thought he was going to be ill, and afterwards that it was somehow a punishment for something. The second dream is more difficult to convey. Nothing happened. He scarcely saw a face, scarcely heard a voice say, “That is your friend,” and then it was over, having filled him with beauty and taught him tenderness.

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