Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

By Amin Maalouf

It really is 1665, and all of the indicators and portents foretell that subsequent 12 months the Antichrist will look and the area will come to an finish. Antiquarian service provider and sage Balthasar units out looking for a unprecedented ebook which could carry salvation to a distraught global, a mysterious paintings entitled The Hundredth identify. during his odyssey during the Mediterranean and past, Balthasar travels via nations in smash, towns in flames, and afflicted groups waiting for the Apocalypse. He encounters worry, falsehood, and disillusion, yet he additionally discovers love at a time while he had given up all wish.

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Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die.

Supplies were running low. The Texas soldiers were almost out of ammunition. Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort.

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