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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Being prepared for what life brings

Published posthumously, Cheney High School English teacher’s novel also helps scholarship fund


Last updated 2/5/2021 at 3:32pm

CHENEY — In writing a book about preparation for war, former Cheney High School English teacher Darrelyn McDermott drew on her experiences.

In selecting a title summing up those preparations, she drew on a more celebrated writer — William Shakespeare.

With the latter, specifically Act 5, Scene 2 of his classic “Hamlet.” In it, Hamlet’s friend Horatio is attempting to persuade the Danish prince from engaging in a duel, fearing he will be killed, but Hamlet knows he is destined to fight somehow at some time.

“If it be now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now;...

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