To Palestine and Back with the Children; Sketches of Travels and Thrilling Experiences on Land and Sea with Information Concerning Countries, Cities a

To Palestine and Back with the Children; Sketches of Travels and Thrilling Experiences on Land and Sea with Information Concerning Countries, Cities a

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...a great multitude on the loaves and fishes. We now embark for the ingress of the Jordan. Our boatmen appear tired. A threatening storm gives us uneasiness. The wind is favorable, the oars are pulled in, the sails are hoisted, and we rapidly ride the waves toward the upper Jordan, where we hope to see it leap into a body of life--the Sea of Galilee. Some of our boatmen are singing. One of them stretches himself as if sleepy. By and by he is in a coil in the stern of the boat sound asleep. Nearer and nearer the cloud approaches, harder and harder the wind blows, higher and higher the waves roll, until the sails are taken down, and now the rain begins to pour. This little "flurry" causes us to think of the storm on this sea in the days of Christ's sojourn on earth. He was in the hinder part of a ship, asleep on a pillow. A great tempest arose, the waves covered the ship, the disciples awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us: we perish." He rebuked the winds, and they retired to their homes among the gorges and canons of the Galilean hills, and He commanded the sea to be still. The waves bowed their heads beneath a placid surface in obedience to His will, and there was a great calm. The seamen, filled with wonder and admiration, exclaimed: "What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!" Finally we arrive at the ingress of the Jordan. Our boat runs into the sand some distance from the shore. The boatmen jump out, we get on their shoulders and go to the shore. Brother Paine and I decide to bathe in the river. Pulling off our clothing, we put them under our umbrellas, which we set up in the sand, only to be blown over by the wind. We plunge in. The wind Mowing and the rain pouring, we are chilled. I crawl...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642007
  • 9781236642004