By John Irving
i'm doomed to recollect a boy with a wrecked voice—not as a result of his voice, or simply because he was once the smallest individual I ever knew, or maybe simply because he used to be the software of my mother's dying, yet simply because he's the explanation i think in God; i'm a Christian due to Owen Meany.
in the summertime of 1953, eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are taking part in in a bit League 3-hitter in Gravesend, New Hampshire. one of many boys hits a bad ball that kills the opposite boy's mom. The boy who hits the ball doesn't think in injuries; Owen Meany believes he's God's tool. What occurs to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is notable.
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He exclaimed. "If that isn't the man who was sneaking around dad's motor shop he's his twin brother! I wonder if those aren't the men who are after the patent model? " and Tom, watching the car fade out of sight on the road ahead of him, slowly started his motor−cycle. He was much puzzled and alarmed. CHAPTER XIII. CAUGHT IN A STORM THE more Tom tried to reason out the cause of the men's actions, the more he dwelt upon his encounter with the tramp, and the harder he endeavored to seek a solution of the queer puzzle, the more complicated it seemed.
If he pushed on to Pompville he might be able to get a bit of wire there. Tom decided that was his best plan, and plodded on through the thick sand. He had not gone more than a quarter of a mile, every step seeming harder than the preceding one, when he heard, from the woods close at his left hand, a gun fired. He jumped so that he nearly let the motor−cycle fall over, for a wild idea came into his head that the tramp had shot at him. With a quickly−beating heart the lad looked about him. " he mused.
He went to the edge of the shelter and peered out. The auto had disappeared de the toad behind a veil of rain, and, shaking his head over the strange occurrence, Tom went back to where he had left his motor−cycle. "Things are getting more and more muddled," he said. "I'm sure those were the same men, and yet−−−−" He shrugged his shoulders. The puzzle was getting beyond him. CHAPTER XIV. ATTACKED FROM BEHIND STEADILY the rain came down, the wind driving it under the shed until Tom was hard put to find a place where the drops would not reach him.
A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel by John Irving