The Last Days of Jerusalem

The Last Days of Jerusalem

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: object of pity. Although Sara was accustomed to the sight of the poor woman, yet she could not help experiencing a secret terror, and clung fast to her husband, hiding her face in his bosom. Taking the hand of the demented creature and drawing her with her, Anna left the two young spouses to console each other, whilst they caressed their child, who was too young either to understand his mothers angufsh, or-to admire the courage and energy of his father. Joel remained more than an hour at his home, but finally forcibly released himself from his child's embraces and after recommending him to Anna's care, returned to his place of dut-, leaving the maiden in charge of two women, one of whom had partly lost her mind through grief, and the other was about to lose her reason entirely. Denteronomy xxviii. 49, 50. Looking at Sara, who wept bitterly over Joel's departure, and hearing Maria singing listlessly to her child, Anua turned her eyes towards heaven, saying sadly: "When on your death-bed, dearest father, you desired me to repair to Jerusalem, possibly you foresaw that your daughter would be able to perform some work of mercy in that city." Then she seated herself at Sara's feet, and with her sweet voice and persuasive eloquence, restored her friend's courage and led her to hope that Joel would not fall a victim to the cruel and exterminating war which was then raging so fiercely around them. CHAPTER X. THE WOUND. Whilst Joel and Daniel were fighting upon the walls of Jerusalem, Anna dwelt in Sara's house, and was an angel of goodness towards the two poor mothers; occupying herself in domestic labors, taking care of Maria's infant, who no longer found nourishment in Sara's bosom, and amusing Jonathan in order to prevent his more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517253
  • 9781236517258