Gus Bailey on Stalking and Rabid Dogs


There’s a book; written by a nice young lady from the south.  It tells a story about a peaceful lawyer who takes on a case that really can’t be won under the circumstances; but he’s a good man and he believes in justice for all.  I’m guessing you’ve heard similar stories.
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But, I’m not here to extol the virtues of Atticus Finch, man of peace, or Harper Lee’s tale of social enlightenment; I’m here to talk about the reasonable and responsible house-keeper, Calpurnia, and the reasonable and responsible town switch-board operator, Miss Eula May, who take it upon themselves to reach out to the surrounding community to warn them of a rabid dog.  Up to and including Calpurnia exposing herself to that very danger to go to the Radley house to warn them, because they didn’t have a telephone.
There are jokes that go around about “Twitter Town Sheriff” and such; but the cold hard truth is that good people will go out of their way, even in the face of real danger, to warn their neighbors of an unexpected threat; even neighbors with whom they may not otherwise be on speaking terms.  Everyone deserves to know that there is a mad dog in their neighborhood.
Proverbs 28:1-6
The wicked flee when no one pursues,
    but the righteous are bold as a lion.
When a land transgresses, it has many rulers,
    but with a man of understanding and knowledge,
    its stability will long continue.
A poor man who oppresses the poor
    is a beating rain that leaves no food.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
    but those who keep the law strive against them.
Evil men do not understand justice,
    but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
    than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
 
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5 thoughts on “Gus Bailey on Stalking and Rabid Dogs

  1. Simo Häyhä

    Exactly as his cousin Roy predicted. That’s what happens when a snake in the grass slithers into a place with nosy neighbors with all the time in the world. Serves him right.

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