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THE SCAPE GOAT ( A ROMANCE AND A PARABLE)
     

THE SCAPE GOAT ( A ROMANCE AND A PARABLE)

by Hall Caine
 
THE SCAPE GOAT.....IS A ROMANCE AND A PARABLE. 300 PAGES IN PRINT. A WHOLESOME NOVEL.
A RELIGIOUS READ! A REALLY GOOD BOOK!

Within sight of an English port, and within hail of English ships as they pass on to our empire in the East, there is a land where the ways of life are the same to-day as they were a thousand years ago; a land wherein government is

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THE SCAPE GOAT.....IS A ROMANCE AND A PARABLE. 300 PAGES IN PRINT. A WHOLESOME NOVEL.
A RELIGIOUS READ! A REALLY GOOD BOOK!

Within sight of an English port, and within hail of English ships as they pass on to our empire in the East, there is a land where the ways of life are the same to-day as they were a thousand years ago; a land wherein government is oppression, wherein law is tyranny, wherein justice is bought and sold, wherein it is a terror to be rich and a danger to be poor, wherein man may still be the slave of man, and women is no more than a creature of lust—a reproach to Europe, a disgrace to the century, an outrage on humanity, a blight on religion! That land is Morocco!

In the heart of Morocco there is one man who lives a life that is like a hymn, appealing to God against tyranny and corruption and shame. This great soul is the leader of a vast following which has come to him from every scoured and beaten corner of the land. His voice sounds throughout Barbary, and wheresoever men are broken they go to him, and wheresoever women are fallen and wrecked they seek the mercy and the shelter of his face. He is poor, and has nothing to give them save one thing only, but that is the best thing of all—it is hope. Not hope in life, but hope in death, the sublime hope whose radiance is always around him. Man that veils his face before the mysteries of the hereafter, and science that reckons the laws of nature and ignores the power of God, have no place with the Mahdi. The unseen is his certainty; the miracle is all in all to him; he throngs the air with marvels; God speaks to him in dreams when he sleeps, and warns and directs him by signs when he is awake.

With this man, so singular a mixture of the haughty chief and the joyous child, there is another, a woman, his wife. She is beautiful with a beauty rarely seen in other women, and her senses are subtle beyond the wonders of enchantment. Together these two, with their ragged fellowship of the poor behind them, having no homes and no possessions, pass from place to place, unharmed and unhindered, through that land of intolerance and iniquity, being protected and reverenced by virtue of the superstition which accepts them for Saints. Who are they? What have they been?

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940014312240
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
651 KB

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