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A curiosity of the publishing industry of the past was the immediate publishing of books relating to then-current natural disasters and other calamities. This book culls reports of the 1905 San ... Read full review
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Page 313 - Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. "Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Page 313 - But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. "And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord, and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of the city went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Page 313 - Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Page 313 - flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. "And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concern-ing this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou be come thither.
Page 326 - upon the shore, to ascertain whether they might safely put out to sea; but found the waves still extremely high and boisterous. There my uncle, having drunk a draught or two of cold water, flung himself down upon a cloth which was spread for him, when immediately the flames and their
Page 379 - Black Ledge." There, in full view of the grand and terrific action of the inner crater, she ate the berries consecrated to Pele, and threw stones into the burning lake, saying: "Jehovah is my God. He kindled these fires. I fear not Pele. If I perish by her anger, then you may fear
Page 321 - the Younger, whose narrative is contained in two letters addressed to the historian Tacitus. These letters run as follows: "Your request," he writes, "that I would "send you an account of my uncle's death, in order to transmit a more exact relation of it to posterity, merits my
Page 321 - feel assured, will be rendered imperishable. He was at that time, with the fleet under his command, at Misenum. On the 24th of August, about one in the afternoon, my mother desired him to observe a cloud which
Page 325 - longer, to have made his way out; it was thought proper, therefore, to awaken him. He got up and joined Pomponianus and the rest of his company who were not unconcerned enough to think of going to bed. They consulted together