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Reading: Manalive, The Story of a Perfectly Wild Man

Manalive by G. K. Chesterton is the story of a man who blows in on a wild wind, straight into the garden of an English boarding house, bringing confusion and wildness. His effect on others is like a draught of wine that goes straight to the head, or the view from a tall tree just climbed. He fills others with wonder, and confidence, and desire for all the right things. He prompts people to say, as Michael Moon does, “Let us go and do some of the things we can’t do.”

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