The children had been told that the old Jew had a devil in his eyes and that if you looked you could see it. 

So they stared at his face and held his gaze.

He’s finally asked them – “What is it you are looking for?”

 ” The devil they replied….the devil in all Jews eyes…. ”

He brushed them off. 

Years later those children stood in front of the mirror staring at their own eyes and wondered if the devil was really in their own?

They never saw the old man again.

They were sure they never did see the devil, the one they looked for in his eyes.

But there were devils.

They were everywhere and when it was all over they were in men, not in eyes, but in barbed wire, chimneys of smoke and in the bombed out cities all around. 

T.S. Deary 


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