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Maurice McLoughlin's A Letter from the General, 1st-4th April 1964


The action takes place in the common room of a mission station in an eastern country in the year 1950. It is a battle of wits between the sisters of the mission and the evil Captain Lee, who serves in the revolutionary army and seeks to arrest the mission’s doctor/priest, Father Schiller. Will Captain Lee succeed or will the resolute reverend mother help Schiller to escape?

All appears lost when a letter from the general seems to offer a way out – but at what cost?


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