The Holy Cross and Other Tales

The Works of Eugene Field, Vol. V

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Author: Eugene Field
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,667 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 387
Added to site: 2007.06.12
mnybks.net#: 17304
Origin: gutenberg.org
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east, whilst about his withered body and shrunken legs hung faded raiment which the elements had corroded and the thorns had grievously rent. And as he toiled along, the aged man continually groaned, and continually wrung his palsied hands, as if a sorrow, no lighter than his years, afflicted him.

"In whose name comest thou?" demanded the Father Miguel, advancing a space toward the stranger, but not in threatening wise; whereat the aged man stopped in his course and lifted his eyebrows, and regarded the Father a goodly time, but he spake no word.

"In whose name comest thou?" repeated the priestly man. "Upon these mountains have we lifted up the cross of our blessed Lord in the name of our sovereign liege, and here have we set down a tabernacle to the glory of the Virgin and of her ever-blessed son, our Redeemer and thine,--whoso thou mayest be!"

"Who is thy king I know not," quoth the aged man, feebly; "but the shrine in yonder wall of rock I know; and by that symbol which I see therein,

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