Chapters 1 - 10
• The narrator introduces the story of Reverend Oscar Hopkins, his maternal great-grandfather.
• When the narrator was a boy, his mother would proudly show off the daguerreotype of Reverend Hopkins whenever a bishop came to tea.
• Oscar Hopkins transported the church of St. John's to Bellingen, and his mother insisted the family drive the twenty mile round trip each Sunday for services.
• The narrator looks like Hopkins, although he would prefer to look like his earthly father.
• One night the power goes out in his home and his father goes to replace the fuse. He finds all the wire missing because his wife used it for a wreath at St. John's.
• His father curses and his mother makes everyone kneel and pray. The lights come back on.
• His great-great-grandfather, Theophilus Hopkins, did not celebrate Christmas which he believed was a pagan holiday.
• The servants made Oscar a...
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