By William Canton
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Very few humans recognize, stated the fair tale teller, how the good King Alexander got here to the Rock of Narsinga; how the hill folks, deeming their rock impregnable, made a ridicule of him; and What took place them and made their lives sour for lots of a protracted 12 months afterwards.
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And that was the evil which had fallen upon the Christians for these were the days in which the Caesar Galerius was the malignant genius of the empire, and the persecution of Diocletian had begun. Already in the south the earth of Britain had been drenched with the blood of martyrs, and though no one had yet been challenged for his faith in the towns along the Wall, the believers looked with anxious hearts for what each to-morrow might bring ; forth. " I tell thee, friend," said Bait, " no man is safe.
He drags one leg painfully along with the aid of a staff, for long ago the persecutors severed the tendons to prevent his escape from the mines. His right eye had been gouged out 33 c A Child's Book of Warriors with a sword and the socket seared with hot iron; but the left is brilliantly dark, and see how those dusky features are illumined with infinite sweetness and peace! Marcus thrills with emotion. " This man suffered. " All the delight, all the pain, all the broken recollections of his strange boyhood live again in those words.
Constantine entered, without guards or attendants, and the venerable assembly rose to pay their homage. What man had ever more truly looked the Master of the World ? Great-statured, nobly featured, he surveyed the gathering with bright leonine glances. His long yellow hair, bound with a fillet of pearls, waved on silk, fell his broad shoulders. A robe of purple ablaze with barbaric gems and flowers of gold, to his scarlet shoes. He stood, blushing, until by their bowing they had motioned him to be seated, and then, in a singularly sweet voice, he besought them to do away with all 34 Bait the Attacot causes of disagreement and to dissolve every knot of controversy.