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The Miraculous Revenge
A strange sight arrested me on the landing of the grand staircase. Through an open door I saw the moonlight shining through the windows of a saloon in which some entertainment had recently taken place. I looked at my watch again: it was but one o'clock and yet the guests had departed. I entered the room, my boots ringing loudly on the waxed boards. On a chair lay a child's ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published January 1st 1996)
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Hmmmm....this was a funny and yet strange little read. It was quite short and moved very quickly. A young man,Mr. Legge, the archbishop's nephew, goes to see his uncle and is sent to Wicklow, Ireland to investigate a supposed miracle. A man died from the village and was buried in the Church graveyard against everyone's wishes. He was an awful man who did not even believe in God so no one wanted him buried in sacred ground. The night of his burial the whole graveyard, plants, graves, tombs, every ...more
"The Miraculous Revenge" is about a supposed supernatural event happening in a graveyard. Zeno a disagreeable nephew of the Cardinal Archbishop. He is sent to investigate the truth of the miracle in a small place called Four Mile Water. Zeno tends to dislike other people who do not appreciate his intelligence and the way he lives his life. He ruffles a few feathers with his behavior. This causes some animosity from others. Consequently, the story ends with his unique revenge at the end of this s ...more
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, socialist, and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama. Over the course of his life he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but ...moreMore about George Bernard Shaw...