By H. Rider Haggard
H. Rider Haggard was once a British author of event novels. Haggard’s writings are thought of to be at the “lighter” finish of the Victorian period yet he's nonetheless very popular. Haggard’s most famed works contain King Solomon’s Mines and different books from the Allan Quatermain sequence. This variation of Haggard’s Allan Quatermain features a desk of contents.
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Under the fascist regime of Francisco Franco it was forbidden to be taught in schools, and until the past century the Church regarded it as a pagan tongue, proscribed to such an extent that children could not even be baptized with Basque names. At Zubiri, which in Basque means “village of the bridge,” the Navarran Road of the pilgrims passes a thirteenth century church with a Romanesque tower. The main structure of the church is a not overly pleasing mix of Romanesque and Gothic. There was a monastery here in the early tenth century, but there is no trace of it now.
Awesome. Yes, the land and its people. Northern Spain is turned sparkling green by moist Atlantic air currents that leave its mountains awash in violent storms. Down between the stolid, gray peaks are a host of narrow, intimate valleys made lush and fertile from the runoff. The tallest mounts rise above 3000 meters. Their verdant timbered flanks and towering crags sustain a wild remoteness, replete with packs of wolves and companion wild things that most of Europe has not seen since the Middle Ages.
It was a world in which God was in complete charge of everything, except that the Devil was everywhere, in many guises, setting his evil snares to trap men's souls for eternal damnation. The saints were regarded as potent allies in the battle against evil. Their relics were cherished as reminders of the saints' personal victories over the powers of the Devil, as often as not won by martyrdom. More than that, prayer had the power to gain intercession by the saints in favor of the supplicant. Such was the position of the Church.