Brilliantly and sympathetically written, it will strike cold fear into the heart of every parent. But rather than sexual inadequacy, it is feelings of parental inadequacy, compounded by grief, isolation and the loneliness which must be felt by every parent whose only child has just become an uncommunicative teenager, which provoke an intelligent man to commit senseless violence.
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You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself for many things.
For where I left him. For what I did. But I will not forgive myself for the year that I hated my daughter, when I believed her to have run away, perhaps to the city.
I hate myself for that, and nothing will ease that, not even what happened that night, on the side of the mountain. I had searched for nearly ten years, although the trail was cold. I would say that I found him by accident, but I do not believe in accidents.
If you walk the path, eventually you must arrive at the cave. But that was later. First, there was the valley on the mainland, the whitewashed house in the gentle meadow with the burn splashing through it, a house that sat like a square of white sky against the green of the grass and the heather just beginning to purple.
And there was a boy outside the house, picking wool from off a thornbush. Gather the wool from the thorn-bushes and twigs.
My mother would wash it, then she would make me things with it. A ball, and a doll. He looked shocked, as if I had appeared out of nowhere. And I had not. I had walked many a mile, and had many more miles to go.
Is this the house of Calum MacInnes? For the Calum MacInnes that I seek is a grown man. Would he be Calum MacInnes as well? There was a night when the Campbells came knocking on my door, a whole troop of them, twelve men with knives and sticks, and they demanded of my wife, Morag, that she produce me, as they were there to kill me, in revenge for some imagined slight.
They knew that I was a most dangerous person. But nobody had told them that I was a wee man, or if that had been told them, it had not been believed. They thought the cows were theirs.
I sat by the burn and looked up at the house. It was a good-sized house:The quality of the e-book was excellent with the free account, but I love the e-book!
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