The Mother of St. Nicholas

The Mother of St. Nicholas
A Story of Duty and Peril

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The Mother of St. Nicholas by Grant Balfour

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1899

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51

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The Mother of St. Nicholas
A Story of Duty and Peril

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(1 Review)

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"Oh! for rest, rest," his daughter faintly cried; and the strong man shook with emotion. "Oh! that I might be at rest!" she cried again, as if a last feeble effort, "but how hard it is, how hard! to leave my little brothers and my poor lonely father."

Creeping closer, Pathema raised Biona's weary head and placed it tenderly in her own bosom. Feeling that the spark of life was low (for the little hands were getting cold), and that words were unavailing, she closed her eyes and became absorbed in silent prayer.

A little interval and then, with pleading face, the simple words of the child--

"Father in heaven, take into thy kind care my father and brothers;"

And then, with a peaceful smile--

"Oh mother, I come!"

The father came forward delicately and softly behind and looked down, his eyes full of tears. The child raised her languid eyes and smiled, a strange, yearning heavenly smile; then she drew a deep breath and fell asleep--her rest, the long last res

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This is a well told story in which the author, Grant Balfour, takes the reader on a imaginative look into the life of Saint Nicholas’ mother.

Once I started reading this story I couldn’t put it down. The author not only looks at the life of Saint Nicholas’ mother, he does so in a way that gives some insight into persecution of the early followers of Christ during the Roman empire.

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