The Ball and The Cross

The Ball and The Cross

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by G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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The story begins with a glimpse into a flying ship which is hovering above the earth with two passengers, Professor Lucifer who is an inventor and Father Michael, a monk who is old, happy, intelligent and quite good at defending the Catholic Faith against heresy. The professor has kidnapped the old monk (to improve him) and after an argument drops him over St. Paul's…  See more details below

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The story begins with a glimpse into a flying ship which is hovering above the earth with two passengers, Professor Lucifer who is an inventor and Father Michael, a monk who is old, happy, intelligent and quite good at defending the Catholic Faith against heresy. The professor has kidnapped the old monk (to improve him) and after an argument drops him over St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Atop the dome of St. Paul's is a large sculpture of a ball with a cross on top of it.

Evan MacIan, a Roman Catholic, notices an article hanging in the window of The Atheist, a local newspaper. He reads the piece which is extremely disparaging to the Blessed Mother and is outraged. He grabs a rock and breaks the window of the shop which is owned by James Turnbull who also happens to be the editor of the periodical. A disturbance occurs and both Scotsmen are brought before the authorities. Before their release, MacIan swears to duel Turnbull if it is the last thing he ever does.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517780975
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/12/2015
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

G K Chesterton was born in London in 1874 and was educated at St Paul's School. He became a journalist and began writing for The Speaker with his friend Hilaire Belloc. His first novel, The Napolean of Notting Hill, was published in 1904. Chesterton is perhaps best known for his Father Brown stories. Fahter Brown is a Catholic priest who uses careful psychology to put himself in the place of the criminal in order to solve a series of unusual crimes.

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The Ball and the Cross (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely christian classic.
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Well described characters to the degree of nearing visonle. Very unusual, somewhat disappointingly elemenrmary,
divideByZero More than 1 year ago
Its starts out as a nice funny story that could have a good point or two but it soon has the ring of Christian propaganda all around up and down. This may work for some ... But not for me.