1. Dee and I spent a few days in the Outer Banks with our friends Brenda and Lou. It was a relaxing time and Lou and I managed to walk the beach.
We enjoyed dinner at a new restaurant, The Black Pelican. I had the prime rib while the rest of our group ate seafood. Excellent service and delicious food. I also enjoyed a pint of their Pelican Nut Brown Ale.
|Me & Lou after the beach walk.|
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But in the halls of Notre Dame there is no doubt,
For the Irish Lads went 12-0 and showed they weren’t beat out.”
The main character is Khefren, an Egyptian scribe living in Alexandria, Egypt. (I thought it was interesting that he was a scribe.) His employer is a Roman tribune, Gaius Duccius Aquila. Gaius gets him tied up with a Parthian Caravan consisting of some emissaries from Persia, Armenia and China. Some of the names may be familiar; Gaspar, Melchior, Baltasar, Arsaka and Shen Te. They travel to Israel where they come across Herod, Miryam and Yosef ben Yakov. The adventure is exciting and the characters interesting.
I enjoyed the story but it is quite different from our teaching. Please remember that it is fiction and not for children. Read it with an open mind and heart. A free sample of the book is available at Lonon Smith’s website.
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