Persist and Weigh the Enemy More Mighty

Day 181 of A Year of War and Peace

Invasion! Prepare for war.

But she could not pray that her enemies might be trampled under foot when but a few minutes before she had been wishing she had more of them that she might pray for them. But neither could she doubt the righteousness of the prayer that was being read on bended knees. She felt in her heart a devout and tremulous awe at the thought of the punishment that overtakes men for their sins, and especially of her own sins, and she prayed God to forgive them all, and her too, and to give them all, and her too peace and happiness.

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