Hung By The Tongue

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The words that come from our mouths are powerful beyond measure. Many years ago enjoyed a book It was an old book by the title: "Hung by the tongue" written by Francis P Martin at first the wording was a little difficult to grasp, but, when I had read it through, it became profoundly clear to me and every once in a while I have had to stop myself and pray, before forging ahead on a course.

Always Place An Angel On Your Tongue

The play had been a roaring success, in spite of the sparse decor and lack of stage lighting. The children as indeed the adult audience had thoroughly enjoyed the loving and dedicated effort put in by the actors. I had noticed the lady playing the part of Mary out of the corner of my eye, she seemed angry for some reason, The parish Priest Father Lowings walked over to where she stood...

"What a remarkable play you had all presented to us here tonight sister, many thanks for sacrificing your precious time in bringing such joy to all of us". He remarked, his face beaming with gratitude. Brother and sister Roberts were newcomers to the little parish and were going through a difficult adjustment from city life to farming.They had decided to give up the rat-race and to try their hand at farming on the old Roberts farm, which husband Craig had inherited from his late father's estate, a few months earlier.

Although Craig had grown up on the farm, he left shortly after completing senior school to study for a degree in Accountancy. In no time, Craig had risen up through the ranks until he was offered a senior partnership by Mr. Grant Ruddman, in the well established accounting firm of Ruddman, Thatcher and associates, situated in the Kwa Zulu Natal Legislative capital of Pietermaritzburg.

Seniority = More Work

Craig's outgoing nature and accounting prowess started attracting more than the lion's share of both long standing as well as new accounts and he began spending longer hours away from home which only served to exacerbate the work stress he was already experiencing. It was perhaps a blessing in disguise, when he had been informed of his father's passing, when he did.

His Dad had established a flourishing little business, supplying vegetables and eggs to several fresh produce outlets catering exclusively for the rapidly growing organic produce markets in the nearby surrounding towns of Dundee, Glencoe and Volksrust.
His family have produced only organically grown products for three generations, having refused to make use of pesticides, growth hormones and G.E. products.

Moving To Paradise

After the funeral and reading of the will, His friend and business partner Grant Ruddman, who had undergone a recent second by-pass operation, had decided to make some drastic lifestyle changes of his own and had fully supported Craig's move to the farm, which, at the time, had gone off virtually hitch free.

Graig and his family were instantly welcomed into the tiny community with open arms, himself being no stranger to many of the town folk having attended the local schools with several of his peers, of whom several were continuing the farming legacy left them by their pioneering great, great Grandparents, many of whom, having blazed a new trail by oxen driven wagons, their steel rimmed wheels cutting deep gouges across hundreds of miles of savage wild bush and savanna grasslands encountering fierce warriors and dangerous wild animals along the way until finally traversing the Drakensberg mountains in 1838 en-route to the North in an attempt to escape the British ruled Cape colony.

The Ill Fated Passion Play.

Graig and Beth Roberts were actively involved in the community matters as had they been doing while living in Pietermaritzburg. In spite of the heavy burden of work, Craig and his family also made time for church activities, which brings me to my tale about the Ill fated Passion Play. The play itself was a great success, the players giving their all, both during the many weeks of rehearsals and period costume sewing and prop building for the evening mass on the upcoming Good Friday.

On a few occasions Beth seemed clearly upset about various aspects of the play, once she remarked that it was such a waste of good talent, putting up such a significant play in such a backwards kind of place like Wakkerstroom. Her complaining soon started affecting the other players, spurring Craig to take her one side to reason with her. She had volunteered to play the part of Mary, having played it in Pietermaritzburg's city hall the year before. Good Friday was a few days away and not enough time remained for someone else to learn the part.

As stated above, the play had unfolded wonderfully, judging by the several tear filled eyes and rapidly dabbing handkerchiefs in the audience. Priest Lowings had just expressed his thanks for the faultless presentation when I suddenly heard Beth say: "Don't thank me Father, as I have never been so humiliated in all my life. I only did it because your community had no one to take my place". She went on to say: "This was the very last time I would take part in another play in Wakkerstroom, next time find some other stooge to do it."

Smilingly Priest Lowings responded, saying: " I am so sorry sister Beth that you feel so strongly about taking part in plays, then so be it." He extended his hand in greeting, as is customary in the church and had turned as if to walk away, when suddenly Sister Beth gasped loudly and collapsed in a heap on the ground. I rushed forward having been trained in C.P.R. and started the resuscitation procedure. The local ambulance was there within minutes but Beth never regained consciousness again she was only 38 years old.

Her funeral was even more sad through the events preceding her passing and a somber mood prevailed there that day. Craig remained in Wakkerstroom and single handedly raised his two young children. He eventually got married to Grace, a childhood sweetheart who had never married.

Conclusion

I have often wondered about the strange passing of Beth Roberts on that fateful night. There have naturally been many such incidents dotting the pages of history, unexplained situations where divine synchronicity steps in and alters our lives drastically. At times like those, I become profoundly aware of the fragility of all life.

The coroner had reported her cause of death as having suffered a massive Aneurysm inside her heart chamber.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
"Freedom of the mind is the truest form…a cognizant act to enfold the unexplored."
Quote by: Andre G Hartslief


I write motivational articles and coach people to be all that they can be

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author avatar akram saqib
30th Mar 2013 (#)

You have done a good job

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Apr 2013 (#)

Hello Akram, thank you for your positive feedback.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
31st Mar 2013 (#)

Oh well that was not what I expected, my donkey eats hay for breakfast.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Apr 2013 (#)

Hello Mark, thank you for reading this story.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
31st Mar 2013 (#)

Captivating and gripping till the end - so well narrated, TP. Another event that will remain a puzzle - siva

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Apr 2013 (#)

Hello Siva, thank you for reading.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Apr 2013 (#)

each second a gift, each word a sword or staff..not sure where I read that or perhaps two thoughts or quotes mixed- as I often do in my mind...but it seems to fit here, great story and thought provoking life event, thanks Tranquilpen...

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author avatar M G Singh
1st Apr 2013 (#)

Very thought provoking and one for the brain

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author avatar johnbee
3rd Apr 2013 (#)

Some things are unexplainable but there is an explanation. It just hasn't manifested itself yet.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
29th Apr 2013 (#)

You are so right John, thank you for reading.

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author avatar Songbird B
29th Apr 2013 (#)

Another fascinating and somewhat eerie tale Andre'.. Coincidence? Perhaps, but who knows..Guess it just teaches you to be careful what you wish for as it might not end up as you planned..\0/x

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author avatar Tranquilpen
29th Apr 2013 (#)

Yes, dear Bev It reminds me of a book I had read many ago called "Hung by your tongue" warn that we should think before speaking. Thank you for reading\O/

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author avatar Mariah
29th Apr 2013 (#)

Another great read with a supernatural twist or was it!!!
Guess we'l never know
Thank you for this share
Mariah

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author avatar Tranquilpen
29th Apr 2013 (#)

I concur my friend. Thanks for reading.

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author avatar johnbee
30th Apr 2013 (#)

Quite a good writer.

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author avatar Trillionaire
10th Jun 2013 (#)

Yes, I read that book. I thought it was very thought provoking.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Good morning, I make it a practice to read a Writer of the Day article and this one caught my attention. The timing for reading also corresponds to the message. I have a difficult call to make later in the day and need to be perhaps more mindful of my statements. Thank you for an interesting story on the power of words and our responsibility in uttering them. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Tranquilpen
27th Jan 2014 (#)

Hello Marilyn, I hope the contents of this article made your day after all, perhaps an article covering the events may make some fine reading, also the backlinks can also enrich the overall experience, as maybe others will join in. What an amazing read that would be. God bless <|>

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author avatar johnbee
28th Jan 2014 (#)

Good article. There are sites that would pay you well for it.
Have a good day!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
1st Feb 2014 (#)

Hello Johnbee, I am deeply honored my friend, thank you.Do you per chance, know of a specific site?

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