You don't owe me nothing. Nothing at all. And if you think you do, I'd give you the same advice. Pass it down the line.
Bernard Hare

Compassion Caught on a Late-Night Train

Compassion Caught on a Late-Night Train

Jan 15, 2011-- One act of kindness that befell British writer Bernard Hare in 1982 changed him profoundly. Then a student living just north of London, he spins the story of himself during a young, troubled, and disrupted time in life. "... my mother was in hospital and not expected to survive the night. "Get home, son," my dad said. I got to the railway station to find I'd missed the last train. A train was going as far as Peterborough, but I would miss the connecting Leeds train by twenty minutes. I bought a ticket and got on anyway. I was so desperate that I planned to nick a car in Peterborough, hitchhike, steal some money, something, anything. I just knew from my dad's tone of voice that my mother was going to die that night..." (13169 reads)


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