A Valley of Diamonds, by Crona Temple

A Valley of Diamonds, by Crona Temple

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...good to him nor to us?" "Come back," he said authoritatively. "Don't leave him now. Besides, I want to speak to you." She turned and followed him over the threshold into the poor untidy room, which was all of home, all of earthly comfort, Stephen Jardinc had ever known. The lad was half sitting, half lying, on some bundles of clothing which had been pushed beneath his shoulders. A man was sleeping on a bed in the corner; and the children, huddled together, were lying beside him: an old woman crouched by the fire, watching for "the turn" when Stephen must die. The air of the place was heavy and close, and dew stood on the sick boy's brow. John Chichester stepped close to the broken bed, and laid his hand gently on Stephen's wrist. "I have come back," said he, "to say to you that if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you shall be saved." Stephen looked at him as if the brain had grown too dull to understand, too feeble to care. "It is quite true," the curate said again. "The Lord Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. He G died to take the sting from death; to give us life, even a long life--life for evermore." The poor dim eyes brightened; the faculty of hearing yet remained. Had the wonderful words found their way to that dark soul? Stephen's lips moved; he tried to speak. Indistinctly and brokenly the sounds came, and the only word Chichester could catch was "Mercy." "Yes," he said softly. "To the Lord outGod belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him. He is merciful and gracious; keeping mercy for thousands; forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. Oh, Stephen...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908031
  • 9781236908032