The Young Lions

Shaw, Irwin

Random House, 1948

p. 416

“Noah stopped in front of the church [in England during World War II]. It was a squat, stone building, with a heavy square tower. It looked as though the God who was addressed within it was a forbidding Old Testament God, who laid the Law down squarely, and with no frills or subtleties, to the long generations of Channel-side worshipers; a coast and cliff God, a cold-water and storm God, long on justice and rationed in mercy.”