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By Elaine Neil Orr

ISBN-10: 1101622067

ISBN-13: 9781101622063

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, asserting, Whom shall I ship, and who will opt for us? Then stated I, right here am I; ship me. "When Emma Davis reads the phrases of Isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women's university, she knows her real calling: to turn into a missionary. it's a jump of religion that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of private discovery, super trouble, and profound transformation.

For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a filthy rich slave proprietor, dwelling one of the Yoruba humans is totally in contrast to Emma's sheltered childhood--as is her new husband, Henry Bowman. two decades her senior, the mercurial Henry is the thing of Emma's mad old flame, intensifying the sensations of all they see and proportion jointly. every day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, and every day, Emma in some way unearths the wish, ardour, and self-control to press onward. via all of it, Henry's first present to Emma, an easy writing box--with its crimson leather-bound diary and house for a number of loved keepsakes--becomes her closest confidant, Emma's final connection to a lifestyles that turns out, during this unusual new global, like a passing reminiscence.

A story of social and non secular awakening; a dispatch from a tricky period at domestic and in a foreign country; and a meditation on religion, freedom, and hope, a unique solar is a charming fiction debut.

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He was carrying a skin bag, some dry grass. Longtusk rumbled and lunged at the little Firehead. All over his body, the ropes creaked and tightened cruelly. Lemming yelped and staggered backward. He dropped his skin bag, which landed with a thick gurgle. "Let him feed you," Walks With Thunder urged. " "Not any more. " Lemming retrieved his dropped bag, opened it up and held it out to Walks With Thunder. With a noisy slurp the mastodont sucked up a trunkful of water, draining the bag. The smell of the water filled Longtusk's head.

Longtusk eyed Jaw Like Rock. "There is a stink of Firehead on you," he said. " Jaw Like Rock stiffened. " And he roared and lunged with his tusks. The mastodont sidestepped—but not fast enough; the tip of one mammoth tusk scraped down his flank. "Well done, little grazer," he said, his trunk investigating the wound. " Longtusk looked down, and saw a smear of bright crimson at the sharp tip of one curling spiral tusk. He felt a surge of pride. If only Rockheart could see him now!... "Get it over, Jaw," growled Walks With Thunder.

It was obvious he was trying to drive the big Bull forward. This Firehead was sapling-thin with a cruel, pinched face. The scarred Bull, seeming unaware of the multiple wounds being inflicted on him, swiveling his huge, filth-crusted rump and let out a fart of thunderous intensity. A foul brown spray knocked the skinny Firehead backward, and the line of mastodonts reacted with stomps and growls of amusement. The Bull walked forward nonchalantly out of his dispersing brown cloud, muscles moving under his fat brown-black coat of hair.

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