Yet later in the text, when he has made the decision to convert, we find Judah proudly kidnapping his 7-year-old half-brother, because "I most passionately wished for him to become with me a coinheritor
of divine grace through the regenerative cleansing of baptism." The misery of the boy's mother, Herman's stepmother, counts for nothing in comparison: "the excesses of her grief made her mad," he writes, but though "she ran to the leading men of the city wailing bitterly, and with a sorrowful voice proclaimed that her son had been furtively abducted," Herman managed to deposit the boy at a monastery.
Despite the murmurings at the time of Justice Callinan's appointment and for a short time thereafter from some--but certainly not all--quarters, (3) his Honour's judicial record has shown him to be indeed a worthy coinheritor
of this long and proud tradition, and a reminder of the benefits that can come from appointments directly from the Bar to even the very highest level of the Bench.