By conservative estimates, there are currently enough wrongfully convicted people in prison in the United States to fill a football stadium.
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Lawrence Sargent Hall was educated at Yale and worked as a professor of English at Bowdoin College for more than forty years. Based on actual events and initially rejected by Esquire and The New Yorker, his story in this issue was selected by John Updike as one of the best of the century. Hall died in 1993.
The boy did for the fisherman the greatest thing that can be done. He may have been too young for perfect terror, but he was old enough to know there were things beyond the power of any man. All he could do he did, by trusting his father to do all he could, and asking nothing more.