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The Iron Chain and the Golden free pdf 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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THE CAPTIVE. We must now return to Frediswed's sorely-tried husband, enduring his living martyrdom in a dreary cell in Basilton Monastery. It is probable that Alphege would not have long survived his terrible punishment had his wounds been left untended, but this was not the case. Brother Hyppolyte, gloomy and silent, yet acted the good Samaritan's part. The monk carefully washed the injured back, and put on healing ointment, which with a sufferer of vigorous constitution had a rapid effect. "It appears that I am not to die soon," thought the excommunicated man. "I doubt whether prolonged life in this prison be a boon- yet wherefore should I doubt it, since all is ordered by a God of wisdom and love? My Lord, who sustained me under torture, may have some work for me still. I must try so to prepare my heart that, by His grace, even a prison may be a training-place for enjoyment of heaven, if not for usefulness upon earth." (317) 12 Quite aware of the danger of the mind becoming weakened and even maddened by solitary confinement, Alphege tried so to portion out his time as to have varied occupation, though he had neither a book nor writing materials in his cell. His memory must not be allowed to forego a single sentence from Holy Writ which had been confided to its keeping. "If I repeat all the verses and Bible narratives that I know in my native tongue," said Alphege to himself, "this will be delightful employment, to be divided between two days of the week. My Latin prayers, verses, and quotations from the old fathers will give mental occupation for another two, and the remaining week-days I will give to keeping up my knowledge of Scripture in Norman French. Every time that I hear the convent-bell ring for prayers, I too...

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Author : A L O E
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230425918
EAN : 9781230425917
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Number of Pages : 44 pages
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