No one ever heard anything of Evie after that. I often wonder what became of her. Lennie spent most of his life in gaol and mental institutions, as far as I know. The only guilt I ever felt was that the incident precipitated a rift between our half and the Warrnambool half of the family, which remains unhealed to this very day.
There was rampage for about an hour. I just kept on reading. My mother was shrieking, ‘Get out! Get out!’ and Lennie and Evie scrambled to pack their things. Then Horrie arrived and blackened one of Lennie’s eyes. Only then did I emerge. My mother grabbed me and hugged me. “Oh God, you poor boy, what’s happened?” Even Rosely forgot who I was and hugged me. Then Horrie lined me up. “Did she hurt you at all, boy?”
How could she have hurt me? But I could not have explained it, even if I had understood it. It was wisest, and best, just to keep things simple.
“No. It was all right,” I said.
Ernest Borgnine starred in a series about how on a Pacific island in WWII, the men at a PT boat base befriended the Japanese, unbeknowns to their commanders.
Wild-haired Professor Julius Sumner-Miller answered all our scientific questions.
Fred MacMurray starred as a widower with three mischievious sons, the eldest played by Tim Considine. William Fawley was the grumpy housekeeper, later replaced by William Demarest.
Boris Karloff introduced a fine anthology of one-hour horror stories.
A horse is a horse,
Of course, of course,
And nobody talks to a horse, of course,
Unless, of course, that horse, of course
Is the famous Mister Ed.
Alan Young as Wilbur mentored by his talking horse, of course. The horse was voiced by Alan Lane. The story goes they fed the horse peanut butter to get it to look like it was talking.
Walter Brennan and Richard Crenna in a corny, homespun comedy.
Jay North terrorised the unfortunate neighbour Mr Wilson in a series based on the popular comic strip.
The road to never ending adventures
Mention a town named Mayberry and everyone will know you’re talking about the hickest hick town in the world, where blockbuster director Ron Howard began his career as 8-year-old Opie, getting badly needed life lessons from Sherriff Andy Griffith, if not so badly needed as did his idiot deputies, Don Knotts and Jim Nabors. A show with a great deal to answer for.