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The Old Helmet, Volume I

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Author: Susan Warner (Elizabeth Wetherell)
Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,211 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 609
Added to site: 2008.10.08 22287

dder ran over Eleanor's shoulders as she spoke.

"You want my armour," said her companion. The tone of voice was not only grave but sympathising. Eleanor looked up at him.

"Your armour?"

"You charged me with wearing armour--and I confessed it," he said with something of a smile. "It is a sort of armour that makes people safe in all circumstances."

He looked so quiet, so grave, so cool, and his eye had such a light in it, that Eleanor could not throw off his words. He looked like a man in armour. But no mail of brass was to be seen.

"What do you mean?" she said.

"Did you never hear of the helmet of salvation?"

"I don't know," said Eleanor wonderingly. "I think I have heard the words. I do not think I ever attached any meaning to them."

"Did you never feel," he said, speaking with a peculiar deliberation of manner, "that you were exposed to danger--and to death--from which no effort of yours could free you; and that after death, there is a

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

The story of Eleanor's search for God as she makes some bad decisions and confronts her own doubts.



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