By Basil King
...Berkeley Noone, with the incurable Hutchinson's illness, has authorized the truth that he needs to die. part eagerly, part anxiously he waits for demise, simply to adventure no dying; in its place, come to a translation right into a greater, fuller form of lifestyles, within which new values sunrise, and into wich there seems to be a brand new radiant imaginative and prescient of God...Abraham's Bosom is a gorgeous and comforting little philosophy of religion and should be extra convincing to many readers than a few summary treatises at the topic.
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If you hadn't seen it already to some degree you wouldn't be getting this fuller conception of it now. Light is one of the most radiant symbols we have for God; and all through the ages of time men have loved darkness. Those who love darkness must go on in darkness till they win out to a glimmer of perception. Those who love Light inherit it. There are no leaps and bounds in life. What mortals call death takes them where it finds them--as every day and hour does the same. If through the mortal years you hadn't been working away from mortality--" "I should still be seeing in the 'Light of the World' no more than the engraver could show me.
It was one of the phases of dying he had heard about; but it was at least a pleasant phase, putting the evil moment a little further off. Meantime he watched his wife and children with renewed perplexity. It puzzled him that, while he was lying at the very point of death, they should apparently be going and coming on errands not directly connected with himself. A few minutes ago his wife was holding his right hand and Phil his left. Each of the others was watching him, as he was watching them, with eyes of piteous farewell.
It's very good indeed. I seasoned it myself. " As broth exactly right, he forced himself to swallow it. Having relieved him of the cup she went on to make him comfortable. He had been comfortable as it was, but she didn't believe it. She had always declared that if he would only rest as she did he would get more repose. She proceeded, therefore, to show him how, as she had shown him how perhaps a million times in the course of their life together. Patiently he allowed himself to be pulled and shunted while the sheets were straightened and the pillows smoothed, and he composed his figure to the lines that suited hers.