Historical Miniatures

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The Egyptian bondage -- The hemicycle of Athens -- Alcibiades -- Socrates -- Flaccus and Maro -- Leontopolis -- The lamb -- The wild beast -- The apostate -- Attila -- The servant of servants -- Ishmael -- Eginhard to Emma -- The close of the first millennium -- Peter the Hermit -- Laocoon -- The instrument -- Old merry England -- The White Mountain -- The great Czar -- The seven good years -- Days of judgment -- Strindberg's death-bed.

The old worker in ebony and cabinet-maker, Amram, dwelt by the river-side in a clay-hut which was covered with palm-leaves. There he lived with his wife and three children. He was yellow in complexion and wore a long beard. Skilled in his trade of carving ebony and hard wood, he attended at Pharaoh's court, and accordingly also worked in the temples. One morning in midsummer, just before sunrise, he got out of bed, placed his implements in a bag, and stepped out of his hut. He remained standing on the threshold for a moment, and, turning to the east, uttered a low prayer. Then he began to walk between fishermen's huts, following the black broken bank of the river, where herons and doves were resting after their morning meal.