The chaplain felt most deceitful presiding at funerals, and it would not have astonished him to learn that the apparition in the tree that day was a manifestation of the Almighty’s censure for the blasphemy and pride inherent in his function.
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She will preside over the meeting.
At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away,