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Japhet, in Search of a Father

Frederick Marryat

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. . .event, and which are allotted to us by destiny?"

"Japhet, you argue well; but you are in error, because, like most of those of the Christian Church, you understand not the sacred writings, nor did I until I knew my wife. Her creed is, I believe, correct; and what is more, adds weight to the truths of the Bible."

"I thought that gipsies had no religion."

"You are not the only one who supposes so. It is true that the majority of the tribe are held by the higher castes as serfs, and are not instructed; but with—if I may use the expression—the aristocracy of them it is very different, and their creed I have adopted."

"I should wish to hear their creed," replied I.

"Hear it then. Original sin commenced in heaven—when the angels rebelled against their God—not on earth."

"I will grant that sin originated first in heaven."

"Do you think that a great, a good God, ever created any b. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I read this in "Aasen dialect", the first (and only?) versions in Norwegian, printed in 1894. Hence, the jokes and story was both typical Marryat but also had a feeling of the Norwegian lonely, majestic mountains, the smell of farmers, etc. I loved it!