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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...asserted themselves too
strongly to be resisted; he broke away from his guards, flung
himself on his sister's neck, and exclaimed, 'I will never leave
you, my sister; you shall go with me to distant lands, where we
shall be happy ' He had broken the order of the court." At a signal
from the dread judge he was seized, and in that hour his doom was
pronounced. He was ordered to be burnt alive, and bound to the man
he had tried to save. Oroveso's brain whirled madly within him, and
with clenched fist he called down the vengeance of Heaven upon the
wicked jude. The Bard was aghast, and stood still. Oroveso was a
favourite pupil of his, or else he would have brought him before
the judges, and his punishment would have been heavy. No one being
near, he simply warned his young charge, and plausibly told him,
that as the judges had daily intercourse with the gods, and were
instructed by them, to speak against the j udges was as bad as
speaking against the gods. That was the first and last time that
Oroveso spoke ill of the Druids. He, however, constantly thought of
the poor bereaved sister pining in her loneliness, and determined
to help her, if possible. He soon found means of aiding her, and
they were constantly together; being a man of splendid physique,
and the young maiden possessing a well-trained mind, and of
commanding presence, what wonder that the old story was again
enacted, and they were married. One child, Norma, was the result of
the union. As the father and mother gazed upon their baby girl a
desire sprang up in their minds to make her a priestess. The reason
for this desire was to be found in the past. In all their wedded
joys they never forgot their poor sacrificed brother. Without their
faith being in the least shaken in...
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