Cono Dennis, after realizing his father read his private letters.
I might not have sparred with him but I stopped him cold and I don’t just mean by showing off my defense skills and putting him in a head lock. As sure as a sharp axe can cut through and splinter a log and slice a thin piece of paper, a sharpened pencil can do the same thing. Words are powerful; they can be weapons as sharp as an axe. “Gene, I want to kill my Dad,” words that must have reverberated and Echoed in Dad’s ears just as loud as a sawed off shotgun, or blue lightening bouncing off a cow’s head. And just as loud as his slap across my face. I don’t think I meant for him to find all those letters, but he did.
From No Hill for a Stepper, the novel based upon my father’s life from age two till age eighteen.
They say “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me….” well now we know better and recognize that words will hurt more then anything
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