When good things happen to bad people

Nobody sits easy when good things happen to bad people. In George Eliot's novel, The Mill on the Floss, Edward Tulliver is so miffed about an enemy he dictates a curse he wants inscribed in the family Bible."It's wicked," his daughter objects."It isn't wicked," Tulliver snaps. "It's wicked [that] the raskills should prosper."Though we might not dare (or even think) to memorialize it in our Bibles, we've all felt Tulliver's indignation. And the anger makes sense. Often enough the … [Read more...]


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