Excerpt: ...places in her heart. All he said was that no man could
ever have too many women praying for him and that he was grateful
as only a man whose mother was sleeping thousands of miles away in
a foreign land could be grateful. He had his mother's trick of
letting people look quite suddenly into that part of his soul where
he kept his finest thoughts and emotions. And people looked and saw
and then usually tiptoed away in puzzled awe or a dim sympathy. And
he had such a habit of turning common sense and daylight on matters
which seemed so baffling until he explained them. It was just the
minister's plain, common sense that finally got Hank Lolly into the
church. When the minister first suggested that Hank ought to attend
church services that worthy stared in amazed horror at his new
friend. And he gave his perfectly good reasons why the likes of him
had no right to step on what was Green Valley's sacred ground.
"Hank, you are entirely mistaken. I have seen you go into Green
Valley parlors and every other room in the house. I watched you
move that clumsy old sideboard of Mrs. Luttins down that narrow
stairway and then through the little side gate. You never chipped a
bit of plaster or trampled a flower beside the walk. Why, you never
even tore a bit of vine off the gate. And yesterday I saw you
walking your horses ever so carefully to the station because inside
the van little Jimmy Drummond was lying on stretchers, going to the
hospital. And I was told that Doc Philipps said he wouldn't have
trusted another driver with Jimmy." "But," groaned Hank, "people
like me don't go to church." "Hank, most ministers don't ride
around the country on a moving dray. But I rode out with you many a
time and I sort of feel that you might come along with me now and
then and see the people and things along my route. You've given me
a good time and I'd like to pay back. You'll like the music and I'm
sure you'll understand it all, because I talk English you know. And
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