But they had not yet captured the cross…


“It seemed a symbol of human faith and valour that while the skies were
darkening that high place of the earth was bright. The devils might
have captured heaven, but they had not yet captured the cross. He had
a new impulse to tear out the secret of this dancing, jumping and
pursuing paralytic; and at the entrance of the court as it opened upon
the Circus he turned, stick in hand, to face his pursuer.”

-G.K. Chesterton, Ch. VII:The Unaccountable Conduct of Professor De Worms, The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908

Read the Lecture: The Man Who Was Thursday (Dale Ahlquist )

Watch a scene: The Man Who Was Thursday – ACS Season III

Radio Performance: Part I of Orson Welles and the cast of The Mercury Theatre’s presentation of The Man Who Was Thursday, 1938

Note: The radio presentation and the video scene are representative of the book and do not directly include the cited quote.

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