Monday, January 16, 2006
Child abuse is not a new discovery
posted by Jonathan Calder |
"Oh God, Charles, more trouble!" she said, beating her hands to and fro in her hair.
"That hostel warden."
"What, old Christmas?" I said. "What's the matter with him?"
"The usual," she said.
"Oh, no! Little boys or little girls?"
"Little boys. Well, big boys - boys in the hostel. It's been going on for months."
"Oh, hell!" I felt sickened, as I always did, though none of us was unused to this sort of revelation. You never saw it coming, and in someone you knew quite well it was always revolting.
John Stroud The Shorn Lamb (1960)