The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything…

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The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything; they mean something somewhere else. Somewhere else retribution will come on the real offender. Here it often seems to fall on the wrong person.

-G.K. Chesterton, The Sins of Prince Saradine, The Innocence of Father Brown, 1911

Read more of this story: The Sins of Prince Saradine (Page by Page Books)

Read the lecture: The Innocence of Father Brown (Dale Ahlquist )

WATCH the film clip: The Detective, 1954

Trivia: How Father Brown led Sir Alec Guinness to the Catholic faith

Image Source: Sir Alec Guinness as Father Brown in The Detective, 1954

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