Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 157
…it’s hard to keep a good man down…
Willard Libby himself has agreed to a sum for his part in the upcoming Billy Graham Crusades, apart from the others, with the understanding that he has complete scientific control over his part of the sin-smashing festivities. Even though he is but one of several featured guests, he feels it will be good way to get his message out — not to mention stretching his legs and ending his long disappearing act, i.e. institutionalization, death, funeral and all that good stuff.
He has been patiently and silently biding his time, ever since recovering from the effects of frostbite and catatonia. He continues to gain the strength and conviction to move forward.
“I have a exceedingly great need, one that is becoming ever more important to my ministries,” this imposing man of God from North Carolina has the skill of assessing the talents of people he comes in contact with, encouraging them to use their abilities to further God’s Kingdom.
“Mister Bannion, I won’t beat around the bush… well maybe I will… I am using some of that newspaper money to buy my ministry an airplane, to get me from place to place, including the crusades I have planned for London, England. Not only do I require help in picking one out, but I need someone to fly it. Would that be something that would interest a man like you?”
Ace looks over Constance to get a read from her. He is most comfortable with several thousand feet between his feet and the earth, she knows that. She also realizes that chaining him to the ground is counterintuitive; it’s hard to keep a good man down.
Her loving smile is her answer.
Martin Kamen is a voting member of the group and respects Ace’s freewheeling lifestyle, sticking his thumb way up.
“Reverend Graham, it looks like you found yourself an airplane driver.”
Constance Caraway P.I.