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By Carl Sever

After two decades of using the rails, Alphonse has earned a name for being a kindhearted soul continually able to support. whilst he is helping the Sadlers, a tender couple looking a greater existence in small-town Nineteen Fifties Indiana, he doesn’t intend to stick. yet remain he does, holding an in depth eye at the Sadlers and their younger sons—and a good nearer eye at the town’s new priest, Father Brennon.

On the skin, Brennon turns out ideal for the job—but Alphonse crossed paths with him years previous within the railyard jungle, and he is aware greater. Brennon doesn’t realize Alphonse, yet Alphonse hasn't ever forgotten Brennon . . . or his crimes. So while Brennon assigns the Sadlers’ son, Francis, who's now 13, the thankless job of cleansing and protecting the church’s bell tower—work that frequently maintains into the night—Alphonse instantly grows suspicious. quickly, he discovers that his worst fears have come to go, and he races to discover the way to guard Francis and exhibit the reality to the Sadler family.

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