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Salted with Fire

George MacDonald

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. . . well for the world, for the truth, or for her own soul, she never wasted a thought. In vain did her aunt ply her with questions; she felt that to answer one of them would be to wrong him, and lose her last righteous hold upon the man who had at least once loved her a little. Without a gleam, without even a shadow of hope for herself, she clung, through shame and blame, to his scathlessness as the only joy left her. He had most likely, she thought, all but forgotten her very existence, for he had never written to her, or made any effort to discover what had become of her. She clung to the conviction that he could never have heard of what had befallen her.

By and by she grew able to reflect that to remain where she was would be the ruin of her aunt; for who would lodge in the same house with her? She must go at once! and her longing to go, with the impossibility of even thinking where she could go, brought her to the very verge of despair, and it was only the though. . . Read More

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My first encounter with Mr. Mac Donald left me hungry for more of his stories. I cannot imagine a young reader enjoying this work as the Scotch dialect is a challenge to read. Personally, I enjoyed it and heard my Scottish friends' voices as I read.
The story deals with an issue as old as time. Ego,

George MacDonald is amazing and any time I read one of his books, my walk with Jesus is challenged. He often focuses on themes of obedience and charity, especially in regards to the poor and suffering. This one was a little challenging because of the Scottish dialect, but also fun for that very reas

I read a hard copy of this book, not the kindle edition. I rate it highly for substance. Persevere with small print and Scottish dialect!

George MacDonald has yet to disappoint me. This book was absolutely great. The Scotch vernacular was difficult to understand at times, but at the same time it made you really pay attention to the dialogue. This story was littered with truth, and warning, hope and despair. A great reminder that we al

Probably George MacDonald's masterpiece. The last novel he wrote at the end of his life, short and intense. I love many of his books, but this one cuts right to the chase and goes deep to the heart.

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