Books: Observing the Sabbath

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY

by G.K. CHESTERTON

224 pages. Sheed & Ward. $7.95.

In one of G. (for Gilbert) K. (for Keith) Chesterton's essays, he wanders the white hills of southern England. Drawing paper is at hand, but he has forgotten his pastels. Looking down, the artist enjoys a sudden epiphany. He is walking over his heart's desire: Sussex is a giant piece of chalk.

It was a typical bit of Chestertoniana. Everywhere he went, he restated the riddle of life: When is a miracle not a miracle? The answer: when it is...

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