The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter : (Ambrose Bierce Classics Collection)

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Having received the benediction, and prayed for the last time in the church of our Saint, we tied up our cowls, put new sandals on our feet, and set out, attended by the blessings of all. Although the way was long and perilous, we did not lose our hope, for hope is not only the beginning and the end of religion, but also the strength of youth and the support of age. Therefore our hearts soon forgot the sadness of parting, and rejoiced in the new and varying scenes that gave us our first real knowledge of the beauty of the earth as God has made it. The colour and brilliance of the air were like the garment of the Blessed Virgin; the sun shone like the Golden Heart of the Saviour, from which streameth light and life for all mankind; the dark blue canopy that hung above formed a grand and beautiful house of prayer, in which every blade of grass, every flower and living creature praised the glory of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150870029X
  • 9781508700296

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