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The Daughter of Dagon

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Overview

Can a Pretty Girl Be More Deadly Than a Giant Crocodile? When Branan rescues the beautiful Saphira from thieves, she hires him to be her bodyguard. Soon he s fighting slave traders and a huge reptile to protect her as she journeys home. But why does a dream remind him of the woman who betrayed his father? Is there some connection between Saphira and Delilah? This charming girl may turn out to be the most dangerous opponent Branan has ever faced."

Details

  • SKU: 9780310712800
  • UPC: 025986712808
  • SKU10: 0310712807
  • Title: The Daughter of Dagon
  • Series: Son of Samson
  • Qty Remaining Online: 3
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Release Date: Aug 01, 2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Age Range: 9 - 12
  • Grade Level: 4th Grade thru 7th Grade
  • Weight lbs: 0.32
  • Dimensions: 7.10" L x 5.28" W x 0.46" H
  • Features: Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Illustrated, Ikids
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical;
  • Category: CHILDREN'S FICTION, GENERAL
  • Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels - General

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

"JEWEL OF JABNEEL"

ANCIENT PALESTINE, CIRCA 1060 B.C.-ON A BLISTERING SUMMER DAY IN THE BUSTLING BAZAAR OF HEBRON, THESON OF SAMSON PAUSES BEFORE QUENCHING HIS PARCHED THROAT .

. AND GIVES THANKS TO GOD FOR THE SMALL MIRACLE OF A SWEET JUICY MELON!

HEY!

I SPENT MY LAST GERAH FOR THATCANTALOUPE!

EITHER BY INTENTION OR OR ILL-BRED RUDENESS, THE RUFFIANSIGNORE BRANAN'S PLIGHT.

THEIR FOCUS IS RIVETED ON THE WEALTH PATRON OF THE CLOTH MERCHANT .

. AND HER BULGING MONEY PURSE SO CARELESSLY FLAUNTED!

WHAT THE -?

THE SWIFT-THINKING GIRL IS NO CLAY PIGEON .

. AND WISELY SEEKS REFUGE BEHIND THE NEAREST BASTION OF SAFETY

STEP ASIDE, WHELP!

OUR SHINY NEWDAGGERS HAVE URGENT BUSINESS .

. WITH THIS ARISTOCRATIC STRUMPET!

YOU'VE CHOSEN YOUR WEAPONS . NOW I HAVE MINE!

I'MSURE I COULD HAVE MANAGED, BUT MY THANKS NONETHELESS! MY NAME ISSAPHIRA.

I AMBRANAN OF GATH.

I SEE THEY GROW THEM BIG IN GATH!

I'M RETURNING HOME TO JABNEEL, AND IT'S CLEAR I AM IN NEED OF PROTECTION FROM THE LOCALRIFFRAFF.

COULD I INTEREST YOU IN JOINING MY HUMBLE CARAVAN AND ESCORTING AHELPLESS MAIDEN SAFELY TO HER HOME?

IT'S A JOURNEY OFTWO DAYS, AND IPROMISE TO MAKE IT WELL WORTH YOUR WHILE!

THE CITY OF GATH WAS WELL KNOWN FOR ITS GIANTS. (SEE 2 SAMUEL 21:19-22.)

HMM .!

CONTEMPLATING HIS EMPTY MONEY PURSE .

. BRANAN SURRENDERS TO SAPHIRA'S ALLURING SMILE.

MEANWHILE .

HERE'S THE AMOUNT WE AGREED UPON.

INFORM YOUR MISTRESS WE'RE AVAILABLE ANYTIME

LATER, ON THE ROAD TO JABNIEL .

I MUST SAY, HEFTING THAT PRODUCE CART WAS QUITEIMPRESSIVE

IT WAS A TRIFLE

THE TWO BUMBLING DOLTS BACK AT THE MARKETPLACE WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY DISAGREE.

I'LL WAGER THEYWET THEMSELVES MAKING THERESCAPE!

HA HA HA! I CONSIDER MYSELFWARNED!

MY CHARISMATIC PERSONALITYCAN HAVE THAT EFFECT.

DEAR ME!

THE JOVIAL MOOD IS OUT WITH AKNIFE, AS THE TWO TRAVELERSBEHOLD THE TRAGIC SIGHT OF A PHOENICIAN SLAVE CARAVAN!

TAKING A BREAK FROM THEWEARY ROAD, ABU THE SLAVE MERCHANT WONDERS IF HIS STOIC GUARDS APPRECIATE THEHARDSHIPS HE MUST ENDURE.

AFTER ALL, DINING ON COLD LAMB AND TEPID WINE ISTOO MUCH FOR A CIVILIZEDGENTLEMAN TO BEAR.

BUT ABU TAKES CONSOLATION THAT HIS GOD BAAL WILL SURELYREWARD HIM FOR SUFFERING INSILENCE.

MEANWHILE, AS THE CARAVAN'S HUMAN CARGO WATCHES ABUFEAST, THEY DESPERATELY HOPE HE TOSSES HIS SCRAPS TOWARD THEIR PENS, FOR THIS MAY BE THEIR ONLY CHANCE TO EAT THIS DAY.

(Continues.)

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