The Pearl Maiden
The Pearl Maiden by S ir H. Rider Haggard is the story of Miriam, A young Christian women living in the roman empire during the first century after Christ. Rachel, mother of Miriam, facing hardship by the persecution of the Romans after Christians brushes with death as the Romans by decree of Herod Agrippa, king of all Palestine, attempt to kill her in a Syrian amphitheater for sport, but as all the prayers of the Christians reach God, He makes king Agrippa ill, So ill he dies later that night, as this reaches the amphitheater, the crowd, gathered to watch the games subdues a riot after the Christians witch allows Rachel and her hand maiden, Nehusta an Arab to escape into Syria. Using a merchant by the name of Amram, They board a boat bound for Alexandria, A boat that will never reach its destination, and witch will see the death of Rachel and the birth of Miriam. After giving birth to Miriam Rachel dies on a sinking ship, witch forces Nehusta to flee to land and when she reaches land she takes Miriam to be raised as her mother requested. After finding a village of only men that believe that
The influence of women is not one to be around, after some persuasion from "nou" they agree to shelter the girl until the age of 17, at witch they will have to find refuge again. During her time spent in this village, Miriam undergoes several trials, like a man by the name of Caleb, her childhood playmate proclaims his love for her she never is the same again. When a roman officer called Marcus comes to the village to investigate the murder of a roman soldier, A roman soldier who was in fact killed by caleb during a robbery of the village by a roman military group. She faces having to live with the secret love for Marcus forever until he proclaims his love for her and eventually they get married.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has some understanding of believing in God. I find it very inspiring in the fact that she can face so...
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