Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt
On the first Wednesday morning of every month -- with the exception of the months in which Easter and Christmas fell -- it was the custom for the incumbent pastor to give his own account of the massacre, or read out an account left by a predecessor.
Sometimes the pastor found himself speaking to an empty church sometimes to a church filled with schoolchildren sometimes to a congregation supplemented by the relatives of islanders brought over from the mainland, and other tourists.
The custom was a celebrated one, and an important aspect of the pastor's work.
There had in the past been clergymen who had elaborated the written account in the manner of solo violinists, composing their own cadenzas, and their elaborations had found their way into the written account.
lack > There had been others lack ing in imagination, who stuck to the basic facts but lent them theatrical weight.
Miss Danziger had heard a variety of interpretations over the many years.&hellip The pastor who emerged from the vestry into the nave had a file of children at his heels.
Miss Danziger judged that the story would be over- carefully related that morning, for many of the children were very young and the more lurid details of the massacre might be regarded as too frightening for them.
She did not recognise the pastor.