HARRY MORGAN-WINTER 'He's a drunk.' *He drinks. But so did my father. And my father wore wool socks and put his feet in them up on a chair and read the paper in the evening. And when we had croup he took care of us. He was a boiler maker and his hands were all broken and he liked to fight when he drank, and he could fight when he was sober. He went to mass because my mother wanted him to and he did his Easter duty for her and for Our Lord, but mostly for her, and he was a good union man and if he ever went with another woman she never knew it.3 Til bet he went with plenty.' 'Maybe he did, but if he did he told the priest, not her, and if he did it was because he couldn't help it and he was sorry and repented of it. He didn't do it out of curiosity, or from barnyard pride, or to tell his wife what a great man he was. If he did it was because my mother was away with us kids for the summer, and he was out with the boys and got drunk. He was a man/ *You ought to be a writer and write about him.' Td be a better writer than you. And John Mac- Walsey is a good man. That's what you're not. You couldn't be. No matter what your politics or your religion.' *I haven't any religion.' 'Neither have I. But I had one once and I'm going to have one again. And you won't be there to ' take it away. Like you've taken away everything else.'