Tuesday’s Piece

I ain’t never done nothin’ to nobody;
I ain’t never got nothin’ from nobody;
And until I get somethin’ from somebody, sometime,
I don’t intend to do nothin’ for nobody, no time.

(From Nobody, song lyrics by Alex Rogers, 1905)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
17th July, 1971

Wednesday’s Piece

And lonely,
So tired
The heart aches.
Meltwater trickles
Down the rocks,
The fingers are numb,
The knees tremble.
It is now,
Now, that you must not give in.

(Dag Hammarskjöld, 1905 -1961)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
13th July, 1971

Thursday’s Piece

A glass of port in his hand and a fat cigar in his mouth, with a huge and bloody red steak which he puts in his mouth in big chunks, and chew and chatters and smokes until the blood trickles down his chin – and to think this monster comes of a good family.

(Goebbels‘ picture of Winston Churchill on the Front Bench of the House of Commons, 1943)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
7th July, 1971


Saturday’s Piece

“Do you know who made you?”
“Nobody as I knows on,” said the child, with a short laugh… “I spect I grow’d. Don’t think nobody never made me.”

(Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811- 1896)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
3rd July, 1971