The Life Story Of Aner; An Allegory by Frederic William FarrarThe Life Story Of Aner; An Allegory by Frederic William Farrar

The Life Story Of Aner; An Allegory

byFrederic William Farrar

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... XIV A MAN WHO DIED FOR MEN 'You would not let your little finger ache For such as these!' 'But I would die!' she said. Tennyson. The turret which was to bear on its summit the beacon light was begun at once; but before it could be finished there occurred one of the terrific storms which thundered for leagues along that iron coast. The villagers were roused by the news that a vessel had been driven upon the headland. The shrieks of the helpless crew were heard above the rage of the elements, and without help--which it seemed impossible to give--every soul on board must perish. Almost the whole population of Klydon hurried to the headland, and with them Xenios and Aner. The vessel, a fine and large one, had run upon an isolated rock at a little distance from the end of the headland. The wreck crashed, and creaked, and shuddered, and swayed to and fro, as billow after billow burst over it and buried it in deluges of blinding foam. It was certain that very soon it must be dashed to pieces. After a short space the shrieks were heard no more; but clinging to the shrouds of the mainmast, when for a moment the full moon gleamed through some rift in the black clouds, were just visible the figures of a man, and of a boy who clung to him--apparently the sole survivors left upon the wreck. The horror of the position, the knowledge that one of the survivors was a child, agonised the hearts of all the spectators; but what could be done? no boat could live for a moment in that hell of waters. 'Oh, they must be saved! they must at all costs be saved!' cried Aner, wringing his hands. 'A large reward for any sailor or fisherman who will rescue them!' No one dared to face so frightful a peril, and Aner seemed to hear a voice saying to him, 'Would you risk the lives of other...
Title:The Life Story Of Aner; An AllegoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217801161

ISBN - 13:9780217801164

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