Friday, October 15, 2010

An excerpt from "On the Face of It" by Susan Hill

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 DERRY: I don't like being near people. When they stare...when I see them being afraid of me.
MR LAMB: You could lock yourself in a room and never leave it. There was a man who did that. He was afraid. You see. Of everything. Everything in this world. A bus might run over him, or a man might breath deadly germ onto him, or a donkey might kick him to death, or lightning might strike him down, or he might love a girl and the girl would leave him, and he might slip on banana skin and fall and people who saw him would laugh their heads off. So he went into this room, and locked the door, and got into his bed, and stayed there.
DERRY: For ever?
MR LAMB: For a while.
DERRY: Then What?
MR LAMB: A Picture fell off the wall on to his head and killed him.
[ Derry laughs a lot]
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