"A man is
lying on a bed.
She moves about him carefully. He stirs faintly,
says a few words, asks for a drink, smiles and then becomes silent. That
morning she had seen him fold his hands, and she had asked him whether he
wanted her to send for a priest.
She goes out, and a few minutes later, a dark-robed priest
"I am dying," says the man on the bed.
"What is your
religion?" asks the priest.
of my own country, Greek
"That is a heresy which you must instantly abjure. There
is only one true religion, the Roman Catholic
religion. Confess now. I will absolve you ."
"Tell me your
sins, repent and
everything will be forgiven
The sick man is bewildered and begins to get excited.
"Do not be surprised, my son, if my questions are direct and to the
point. I ask you in all simplicity, as is my august duty as a priest. Answer me
in the same simple spirit, and you will enter into
The priest nods toward the door.
"Who is that person?"
"She is a girl," says the dying man. "I took her under my protection
when she was a child. She shared the hardships of my traveller's life, and took
care of me. I married her before my death because I am rich and she is poor."
"I love her," says the dying man.
"At last, you are
confessing!" cries the priest.
The two men scan each other's faces
keenly, misunderstanding grows.
the flesh of this woman you committed a sin
The dying man draws himself up and becomes hardened,
incredulous before this stranger, with the vulgar appearance, in whose mouth
the words of God and truth assume a grotesque aspect.
However, he makes
"If I have
sinned in spirit, to use your words," he said, "it proves that I have not
sinned in reality. Why should I repent of what was natural desire?"
thought committed in spirit
is committed in intention, and therefore in effect, and must be confessed and
confess I have committed sin, and I repent,"
says the dying man.
"Tell me the details of yielding to temptation of
the evil spirit in you?"
The man was swept by a wave of rebellion. He
half rose and leaned on his elbow, glaring at the stranger, who returned his
"Why have I the evil spirit in me?" he demanded.
"You are not the only one. All men have it."
The man sat up
again, seized by a new fit of anger which consumed him.
"Then it is God
who put it into them, since it is God who made them."
The priest looked
at the rebellious man blankly.
"How else could souls be tried?" he said
"Nothing can excuse the suffering of the good."
"I have listened patiently to your ramblings and feel sorry for you.
You must prepare to appear before God, from whom you seem to have lived apart.
Repent, tell me you believe in the Catholic religion, which will save
"Get out!" shouts the dying man. But the priest does not stir.
Goaded by the urgency of the case, impelled by the necessity of saving
this soul in spite of itself, the priest becomes implacable.
dying," cries the priest, "You have only moments
"No," mumbles the
The black-robed priest catches hold of both his hands.
discussion. You are losing precious time!"
"Ah!" mutters the priest
between clenched teeth.
He twists the man's hands in his.
dying man tries to wrest himself free. There is a dry rattle of fury in his
throat. With the remnant of his voice, in a low tone, he gasps, "No!"
"Scoundrel!" cries the priest. And he strikes him in the face. After
that neither man moves for a while. Then the priest goes at it again.
"Simply say with me, 'Our Father, who art in heaven.' I ask nothing
The dying man moves not.
"At least you will die holding a
crucifix," he snarls.
He draws a crucifix from his pocket, and slams it
on the dying man's breast.
The dying man shakes himself in dull
horror, as if the
religion is contagious, and sweeps the crucifix to the floor.
dying man's face contorts.
The priest stoops, mumbling insults.
"Carrion, you want to die like a dog, but I am here!"
priest picks up the crucifix, and waits for his final chance.
man pants, completely at the end of his strength.
The priest, seeing him in
his power, lays the crucifix on his breast.
This time the dying man has
no choice but to let it stay there, unable to do anything but look at it with
dying eyes full of hate." - Henri Barbusse
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