I once met Alan Paton briefly in the early 1960s. He was speaking about the actuality of having to carry identification cards. He made his hand into a gun when he spoke of the police forces in South Africa of the time. He shook at the legs and arms while he stood.

I spoke to him after his speech for a bit. I heard his accent and looked into his eyes. When I read the book "Cry, The Beloved Country Again" again a few days later, I heard the cadence of his speech.

I hadn't thought of him in many years until I read ioctl's node. Thank you.