Friday, July 28, 2017

1123. Kicking around

The old bell didn't clang any more.
A bunch of the local boys stole it one year, welded it to a junk of wood, and called it a rugby trophy.
They were good boys -- especially the mayor's son -- so they didn't catch much trouble.
The parish sexton still rings the mute bell on Sundays and that trophy is still kicking around a basement somewhere.