THE FOOLKILLER

by Stephen Vincent Benet. from Saturday Evening Post, September 1937. Wherever he goes, whatever he does, Johnny Pye hears the footsteps of the Foolkiller close behind. You don't hear so much about the Foolkiller these days, but when Johnny Pye was a boy there was a good deal of talk about him. Some said he was one kind of person, and some said another, but most people agreed that he came around fairly regular. Or, it seemed so to Johnny Pye. But then, Johnny was an adopted child, which is, maybe, why he took it so hard. The miller and his wife had offered to raise him, after his own folks Continue reading