Francis Gay Quotes: A Prison Chaplain In The West Of England

A Prison Chaplain In The West Of England Confessed He Had Given Up One Prisoner As Hopeless, So Stubborn Was He Against Any Approach By Him, And Known Throughout The Jail As The Most Truculent And Obstinate Troublemaker.
But One Day The Governor Was Told Of A Visitor Who Insisted On Seeing Him. To His Surprise, It Was A Little Girl. "He's My Daddy," She Explained, "It's His Birthday." The Governor Allowed The Prisoner To Be Sent For.
"Daddy," Said The Child As He Was Brought In, "this Was Your Birthday, So I Wanted To Come And See You." Then Taking A Lock Of Hair Out Of Her Pocket, She Offered It To Him. "I Had No Money To Buy A Present For You. But I Brought This, A Lock Of My Own Hair."
The Prisoner Broke Down And Clasped Her In His Arms, Sobbing. He Became A Changed Man After That And Guarded, As His Most Precious Possession, The Lock Of Hair That Reminded Him That Somebody Still Loved Him.
— Francis Gay —

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