A story by Marcel Aymé, translated by Karen Reshkin
Copyright 2002, All rights reserved

Such a painful situation couldn't go on forever without compromising the poor woman's sanity. She soon complained that she was unable to sleep at night because of the halo's glow spreading over the pillows. Duperrier, who sometimes read a chapter of the gospels by this divine light, couldn't deny the validity of these grievances, and began to feel a rather keen sense of his own guilt. In the end, certain events, which were most regrettable for the consequences they entailed, brought this state of unease to the point of acute crisis.
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