Angels in the

"Only one time has I had a real sign. And this here the way it came about. It were in the summer of last year , and hot. I were trying to dig up the roots of that big oak stump near the hogpen and when I leaned down a kind of catch, a misery, come suddenly in the small of my back. I straighted up and then all around went dark. I were holding my hand to my back and looking up at the sky when suddenly I seen this little angel."
"It were a little white girl angel --- look to me about the size of a field pea --- with yellow hair and a white robe. Just flying around near the sun. After that I come in the house an prayed."

--- From The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
©1940 Carson McCullers
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