Thursday, May 2, 2013

Moloko and the Corsair.

Moloko loved aeroplanes, especially the Corsair F4-U which the Marines had lined up and down the coral airstrip at the end of the Island. " Alla same big fella bird!" he used to shout, ecstatically, until one day the Papa took him up for a pass or two over the jungle. Ever afterward he walked in silence among the black men, a soul apart, like one who had discovered things best hidden from humanity.