Summer 1965 • Vol. XXVII No. 3 FictionJuly 1, 1965 |

A Short Story about Saints, Priests, Races, Etc.

Twenty Pounds of The Hexaglot Bible, VOL. V, The Gospels, Etc. hung from Stulka's heart toward Lucid's. "Ahungh?" asked Lucid. "The phone is for you, Francis." Stulka was full of compassion for those who sleep away their time of trial. "How's the Greek coming, Stephen?" "Beg pardon?" "Don't drop it." Lucid sat up. "On me." He greeted the Kankowitz wedding bourbon distilling in his head. "Who was it was martyred with crushed Bibles? I mean, crushed by books?" Broad-boned features thickened around a problem that would have lightened those of any other race. "St. Didymus of Cappodocia was crushed by stones." "Better look it up. Some tenth-century middle European." Lucid swallowed. "Called the Acute Martyrdom." "It's not in Butler." Ah, that suspicion of a leg-pull, the sum of Stulka's sense of humor. Lucid threw back his blanket and looked at Stulka, who no doubt was absorbed in trying not to judge those who slept in their underwear. "It's a policeman."

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