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Hebrew Heroes

A Tale Founded on Jewish History

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Author: Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.)
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,216 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.9
LoC Categories: BM, BS
Downloads: 771
Added to site: 2008.07.21 21562

his girdle; perhaps the movement was accidental, perhaps he wished to direct the attention of his companion to the figures of Hercules and the Nemean lion which were embossed on the gold. "You forget," observed Pollux, "that I am a worshipper of the deities of Olympus, that I sacrifice to the mighty Jove."

"I asked not what was your religion," said Lycidas; "my question regarded that held by the Hebrews, of which you can scarcely be ignorant. What is the name of that God whom they would not deny, even to save themselves from torture and death?"

"I cannot tarry here longer, noble stranger," was the hurried reply of Pollux. "The sun has sunk; I must return to the city; Antiochus the king expects my attendance at his banquet to-night."

"I am bidden to it, but I go not," said the young Athenian; "slaughter in the daytime, feasting at night--blood on the hands--wine at the lips--I hate, I loathe this union of massacre and mirth! Go you and enjoy the revel in the palace of your king; were I pr



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