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Vegetables are taken with reluctance, or penitentially, or not at all.
However, even here confrontation was followed by retraction, with Buchanan penitentially dedicating to his 'Old Enemy' God and Man, a historical romance teaching the 'vanity and folly' of hatred.
It unfolds in elemental sounds over a penitentially measured tread, and in its concise ten minutes packs a huge emotional punch.