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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, February 25, 2010
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HistoRy from 5 into the dust? Mr. Clark the spirit that inspired
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Revolutionary Guards, the
scriptions. “Little For- is continually showing his them to leave fair Laconia Iran’s trading partners are feared Pasdaran.
getmenot,” “The Village Christian spirit by acts of and go into camp in that importing huge amounts While the Pasdaran,
Pastor’s Daughter,” and kindness to his fellowmen, sultry Southern clime, of petroleum while send- these thuggish guard-
“More than Forsaken” are and at the same time lives there to be ready to fight ing machinery and tech- ians of the Islamic regime,
three of his best produc- up to that portion of the their country’s battles. Mr. nology and to the Islamic have morphed into a rul-
tions in prose. The first Bible which says, “Let not Clark has accomplished Republic. ing circle and business
story mentioned is a very thy left hand know what much in this effort of his. Given the cozy com- enterprise, even challeng-
pathetic one. The simple thy right hand doeth.” He His means are limited, mercial ties between the ing elements in the the-
life of Forgetmenot, the has won the love of many he is but yet a student in Islamic Republic of Iran ocracy, they are keeping
little rustic maiden, whose a family in Lakeport and the great achievements of and the People’s Republic Ahmadinejad in power at
home was in the northern Laconia on account of his men, still the deed is mea- of China , never mind that least for the short run.
part of the old Granite generous gifts to them sured by the spirit that Beijing depends on Tehran Over the past year Iran
State; the love and ap- which drove away the wolf inspired him in his work. for at least ten percent of has gained precious time
parent desertion of Basil, of want from their door. His candle may be small its energy requirements, in approaching the nucle-
the wealthy young New They love him and will and yet ‘How far that little it is highly unlikely that ar threshold.
Yorker; the watching and never forget him. candle throws its light!’’ China would support any There’s an underlying
waiting of Forgetmenot for While our boys of Com- says the poet, “‘So shines serious and biting pack- nervousness among dip-
his return to claim her as pany K were at Chicka- a good deed in this world age of sanctions in the UN lomats at the UN that a
his promised bride; her mauga, he was looking of ours.’” Security Council. new confrontation with
death, and Basil’s coin- towards them with deep Mr. Clark’s pleasant dis- The other key issue re- Iran is brewing. Tougher
ing at last, only to find interest, and when he position and pleasing ways mains the nature of the UN sanctions, should they
the cabin deserted and heard that several of them win him hosts of friends, regime itself. Having just even pass the Council,
the wild flowers growing were ill with that dreadful and a lasting friendship celebrated the 31st anni- may be a moot point as
o’er the grave of the little disease, typhoid fever, it exists between him and versary of the Islamic Re- the atomic Ayatollahs may
maid who had loved him touched the tender cord of the officers of Company public and the overthrow soon raise the crisis to
so well; his terrible grief, sympathy within him. So K. When the news came of the reformist and pro- a whole new level. The
and lastly his death are night and day he worked that death had entered West Shah of Iran in 1979 clock is ticking.
all simply, yet touchingly, steadily with his pen, the camp and taken away by the Ayatollahs, the
told. And this is only one weaving rhymes and pub- one of their beloved lieu- Tehran rulers nonetheless John J. Metzler is a Unit-
of many bright, interest- lishing them in booklet tenants, Mr. Clark, wish- faces a tarnished politi- ed Nations correspondent
ing stories from the pen of form to sell among Com- ing to show forth in some cal record and deepening covering diplomatic and
this gifted young man. pany K’s many friends, degree the sorrow and crisis of legitimacy. Presi- defense issues.
A few years ago Mr. to secure a little fund for heartfelt sympathy which dential elections in June
Clark began to collect au- the relief of the sick ones. he felt, wrote a few verses of 2009 were marred by
tographs until now he has The booklet sold for fif- in memory of the departed widespread fraud. Though
the largest and finest col- teen cents, and met with soldier. Then later, as Ahmadinejad “won” the
lection in New England, great success, and in two one by one three more of contest, the regime itself
comprising the names of weeks’ time the expenses their number laid down is divided and now largely
celebrated poets, authors, were paid for publication, life’s cares and crossed supported by the hard line
statesmen, musicians, and $25 was sent to the the dark river of death, he
navy and army officers, boys in care of Captain felt that he must write in
actors, illustrators, presi- Sanborn, but owing to memory of them also. And
dents of the United States, his illness at the time, so he did, tender, loving
and many others. He has the money was placed in verses in commemoration
just reason to be proud the hands of Lieutenant of those men who had
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