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“The Centurion’s Tale”

In Ernet Heminway’s short story Today is Friday, all of the supposed “winners” laud the “Loser’s” manliness, and one even seems to glimpse something of the Crucifixion’s significance. Hemingway lets the curtain close before we can see what happens to the third soldier. But he has given us enough of a glimpse to make plain the holy pains of the harrowed heart.