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ON THE LEFT SIDEAWhen a rich man donated some money to St Finbars which is a catholic church in Conn in Ireland some of the money was spend on electrical wall-heaters in the right half of the church and some of it was spend on medical aid to the people of Burundi A missionary Philomena OHalloran was sent to Burundi and to raise money to support her mission a special missionary box was mounted on the counter of the grocers At Christmas after twenty years OHalloran sent a young man to Conn as a Christmas present When the young man Friday arrived people were surprised for he looked like OHalloran Friday told that he was OHallorans son and the Catholics were terrified On Christmas Eve during the Christmas Mass everybody except from Friday sat in the right half of the church Bishop ORourke did not preach over Christmas but over the Day of Judgement He told of the good on the right hand of God and the bad on the left hand of God But suddenly some people began to move from the right side of the church to the left side and ORourkes housekeeper took a statue of the black man of the Three Wise Men and placed in front of the crib to protest against ORourkes treatment of Friday When Friday returned to Burundi only a few people in Conn kept collecting money to help the people in Burundi and those people were the ones that sat the left side of the churchBOne must always look upon things from different angles for if everybody were narrow-minded progress would never be madeThis short story takes place in Conn in western Ireland which means that the inhabitants of Conn must be Catholics Catholics have very strict rules compared to the Protestants and when it is revealed that OHalloran is no longer a virgin and that she thereby has broken an important catholic rule there is
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