In My Fatherís Arms: A Sonís Story of Sexual Abuse

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1999 M10 10 - 144 pages
To the outside world, Walter de Millyís father was a prominent businessman, a dignified Presbyterian, and a faithful husband; to Walter, he was an overwhelming, handsome monster. This paperback of In My Fatherís Arms: A True Story of Incest adds a reflective preface by the author and a foreword by Richard B. Gartner, PhD, author of Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse.

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Page 53 - The day is done, and the darkness Falls from the wings of Night, As a feather is wafted downward From an eagle in his flight. I see the lights of the village Gleam through the rain and the mist, And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me, That my soul cannot resist: A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
Page 39 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Page 58 - And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.
Page 58 - And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground and bowed himself three times; and they kissed one another and wept with one another, until David exceeded.
Page 104 - For the first time in my life I felt what it was like to be spurned by someone for whom you had professed a heart-felt affection.
Page 37 - Walt is far away, in the company of serpents, long shards of glass, planets, messengers dressed in suits, and paintings that could come alive.
Page 74 - Don't you ever take the name of the Lord in vain again!
Page 48 - I filled myself with the certainty that I was not only well protected but invincible.

About the author (1999)

Walter A. de Milly III lives in Key West, Florida. He has been a victim advocate at a domestic abuse shelter, served on the board of the national organization MaleSurvivor, and worked with the UNESCO Committee on the Rights of the Child.

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