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The Son of Perdition.

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Pages: 134

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (11 Jan. 2012)

By: William Alexander Hammond (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... X An hour afterwards Judas, accompanied by Clytus bearing fruits and flowers--having first obtained permission from ^Emilianus, seeing that he was in theory a prisoner--started out for the house that Gratus had erected for his mother. He had about ten minutes to walk, for it stood in a remote corner of the garden. On the way he met Sabas, who was coming to report his arrival with Salome and to inquire what further there was for him to do. There was time for a full recital of all the events that had occurred, and Sabas did not fail to make Judas acquainted with them in all their details. Judas was glad that the separation between Salome and her mother had been of such a character as to make the possibility of a reconciliation extremely remote. He knew the implacable nature of old Abigail. She had never liked him and he had seen enough of her during his visits to Hebron to make a continued association with her as his mother-in-law exceedingly undesirable. Moreover, there was no reason why, as Abigail had previously insisted, he should take up his residence in Hebron after his marriage to Salome. He had acquired a small piece of property in Kerioth, not for the purpose of residing on it, but in order that he might give strength to the fact that he had become naturalized as a Jew, and that he should have, in theory at least, a local habitation. It was necessary for him to take this step. For Salome, though greatly attached to him, could not be induced to consent to marry him unless he became, so far as was possible, one of her people. Then when he had complied with her wish, which was one imperatively conscientious with her, she was ready to accompany him wherever he should go, and to submit herself--after the manner of Jewish wives--to him in all things. Salome's a...

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