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All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome #20

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO CALVARY 

by Jerome K.  Jerome 

CHAPTER I 

She had not meant to stay for the service.  The door had stood
invitingly open, and a glimpse of the interior had suggested to her
the idea that it would make good copy.  "Old London Churches:
Their Social and Historical Associations." It would be easy to
collect anecdotes of the famous people who had attended them.  She
might fix up a series for one of the religious papers.  It promised
quite exceptional material, this particular specimen, rich in tombs
and monuments.  There was character about it, a scent of bygone
days.  She pictured the vanished congregations in their powdered
wigs and stiff brocades.  How picturesque must have been the
marriages that had taken place there, say in the reign of Queen
Anne or of the early Georges.  The church would have been ancient
even then.  With its air of faded grandeur, its sculptured recesses

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