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A Book of Golden Deeds

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Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,248 / 288 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,295
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ose master's carriage was pursued by wolves, and who sprang out among the beasts, sacrificing his own life willingly to slake their fury for a few minutes in order that the horses might be untouched, and convey his master to a place of safety. But his act of self-devotion has been so beautifully expanded in the story of 'Eric's Grave', in 'Tales of Christian Heroism', that we can only hint at it, as at that of the 'Helmsman of Lake Erie', who, with the steamer on fire around him, held fast by the wheel in the very jaws of the flame, so as to guide the vessel into harbour, and save the many lives within her, at the cost of his own fearful agony, while slowly scorched by the flames.

Memorable, too, was the compassion that kept Dr. Thompson upon the battlefield of the Alma, all alone throughout the night, striving to alleviate the sufferings and attend to the wants, not of our own wounded, but of the enemy, some of whom, if they were not sorely belied, had been known to requite a friendly act of assistanc

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2009.09.21
jeanybeany
*****

I have had the pleasure of reading this book again and it has not failed to be so inspiring. The heroic deeds far surpass anything I have personally read or ever experienced in my own life.

I would recommend this book to everyone. To at least read it once and be awed by the courage and compassion of individuals people from various backgrounds.

B.C. to A.D. the stories cannot fail to inspire you to be more courageous. An amazing book.



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