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