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Henry Van Dyke: Ashes of Vengeance

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Henry van Dyke was an American author who was popular in the early decades of the 20th century. Writer, minister, clergyman, critic, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was a man of numerous talents and enormous energy, contributed in various fields of culture. In the world of literature he entered as writer, whose works included short stories, poems, and essays are imbued with the sympathy for people, love of religion, as well as reverent view of life.

“Ashes of Vengeance” is a short story, published in 1918. The host of the Visigoths tries to capture the proud and harsh little city for months in vain. Once a fugitive from the city comes to the tent of the besiegers Chief. The man says that he is ready to pass the Visigoths through a secret pathway in the city on conditions the price, which will be charged by him. This price is revenge to citizen…

Read the story to know, who is the man, why he wants to vengeance and if he will accomplish the intended or not. Enjoy the reading!

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