By Ann Burton
They have been ladies of conviction and braveness, whose tales encourage the devoted to at the present time. Now, Signet launches girls of the Bible, a compelling new sequence for lovers of old fiction and romance. this can be the tale of Abigail... To settle her brother's playing debt, Abigail of Carmel convinces her boorish lord to marry her. Then exiled through him to the lifetime of a shepherdess, she grows to like David, the warrior son of Jesse, who will come face-to-face together with her husband in a mindless war-and ruin her hopes of peace.
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One lone, spindly-legged ewe came to the fence to peer at us. Dirt had turned her white wool gray, and her fat tail twitched listlessly against the cloud of black, stinging gnats following her. I thought her muzzle caked with mud, until I saw the dark blotches were actually dozens of ticks, hanging bloated with blood. I had never seen such conditions. Not even the 58 Ann Burton poorest of the gerum by the beggars’ gate lived like this. That anyone, even slaves, would be made to dwell in such squalor sickened me.
It is almost broken, those dogs. A debt is no reason to beat a man. ’’ My brother had never gambled outside our town or wagered more than he carried. We were too poor to merit credit from anyone. At least, I had thought we were. ’’ Rivai sat up and gave me an indignant glare. ’’ I still could not get past the fact that my brother had gambled beyond his means to pay and had been beaten for it. ’’ ‘‘A debt is a matter for men,’’ he said, all haughty male now. ’’ Would I not? Who did he think managed the household income?
He sighed and slapped the mule’s haunch with the reins. Nabal’s property was extensive, and it took some minutes for the cart to reach the front of the house. I wondered if he was one of Maon’s shofetim, for his home was built on a very large, grand scale, with hewn stone columns and plastered brick, almost like a small palace. The walls were painted with colorful ABIGAIL’S STORY 57 stripes, and fine screens of woven flax covered the windows. Carved wooden boxes hung suspended on either side of the door, the bright green fern and vivid flowers growing in them spilling over the sides.
Abigail's Story by Ann Burton