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THE FOLLOWER

At the end of half an hour Stanton took a new exercise book from his desk and wrote on the back of it The Follower with the date. Then slowly but without erasures, he began the summary.
`An old scholar searching for manuscripts in the monasteries of Asia Minor comes across some palimpsests of an unusual character. The collector's fever overpowers him-usually the mildest and most honest of men-and with the help of a monk he acquires the documents by means which others would have undoubtedly described as shady. The monk persuades the scholar to take him back to England, since his help will be invaluable in deciphering the manuscripts. They live together in a remote country village. With extraordinary difficulty they make out the meaning of the palimpsests, which appear to be not fragments of a lost gospel but something very different. The scholar is held fascinated and pursues. The monk, who passes in the district as a Doctor of Divinity, is his 'constant companion and follower.'
Stanton was pleased with himself. The idea was a good one. It might even be worked up into a long story, but on the whole he felt inclined to keep it short, three or four thousand words perhaps. He didn't see how it would end, but he wasn't worried about that. Very likely it would end itself. The main thing was to get the atmosphere right-the seeming knowledge and the unknown fear.
Canon Ra.thbone, of course, and Dr. Curtius had given him the germ of the idea. If he hadn't woken at two in the morning and seen the light burning in the Old Vicarage, half a mile away across the valley, there would have been no story. `And Shakespeare too,' he said to himself. `If I hadn't found that passage I was looking for, I shouldn't have got into the right mood.'
Lyn Stanton sat down to lunch with the feeling of a morning lazily and not unsatisfactorily spent. He would do some strenuous digging in the garden in the afternoon, he told himself, and then put in a couple of hours' work on his novel between tea and supper. The short story could simmer. After a

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