In this fantastic tale, the characters are a cobbler, his wife, a neighbor who has adopted two children, a barine and finally a stranger, a fallen angel who does penance on earth. The highest thoughts, the sublime acts are presented under the appearance of insignificant facts. The language of these people is that of all the peasants, who are stingy with their words, but beneath this little story hovers a sublime and consoling philosophy, a philosophy summed up in the single word of Christ: “love one another” . The mystical love of human beings, the truly revolutionary vision of Christianity, shines out there even more than clearly than in its best-known texts.
128 pages | ISBN: 9782914388009