Title: Afraid

Author: Elizabeth Knox

In: Sport 6: Autumn 1991

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, April 1991, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 6: Autumn 1991


They are passing the plate and I toss in my schooling; I toss in my rank in the royal navy, my erroneous and incomplete charts, my pious refusal to eat sled dogs, my watch, my keys and my shoes. I was looking for bigger game, not little moral lessons; but who can argue with conditions?

Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

'But no one . . . no one in the world could ever seriously believe that I myself did sleep on that Thursday night in the garden.'

Isak Dinesen, 'Night Walk'