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John Davys Beresford


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Paperback, Published in Sep 2015 by Forgotten Books

ISBN10: 133141881X | ISBN13: 9781331418818

Page count: 500

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Cecil Barker's net had a wide mesh. The net was not of his own weaving, it was an inheritance, but among the many nets from which he might have chosen, he selected that with the widest mesh. That choice was the only one possible for Barker; it could hardly be called a free act. He was born with the gambler's spirit; none but the largest fish had any attraction for him, and since he had elected to be a fisher, he had daily staked his professional reputation, even risked much of his capital - another inheritance - in bold casts for the largest, strongest, and most elusive quarry.
The metaphor holds good in so many analogies that it is difficult to avoid it, even though it suffers from over-use and age - it is, in this form, nearly nineteen hundred years old. Nevertheless it has this supreme inappropriateness in the present case - Barker himself avoided it with diligence. He had innumerable apt metaphors at the tip of his tongue, metaphors subtle and insinuating, but this was not among them. It was banal, he might have said, but he had a reason that was deeper seated - to speak of himself as a fisherman was to label himself a descendant of Peter, to advertise his purpose.
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