What they were reading 100 years ago.

A STORY
OF

MERAPI

THE ONE THAT WAS CALLED THE MOON OF ISRAEL

AND

THE PERSECUTION OF THE HEBREWS IN EGYPT

In times long ago, that being the period when the people of Israel were being persecuted in the land of Egypt, there appeared from the tribe of Levi, a beautiful girl of no compare, whose back was straight as a cliff and face as clear as the moon, according to the old saying, who was called Merapi, the daughter of Nathan of the tribe of Levi, and because of her feminine beauty,  and because she had a fair complexion, she was called by her people, “The Moon of Israel.”

At that time when the Pharoah was ruling Egypt, the people of Israel were enslaved during this time.

And during that time of this touching story, there were living, two children of Pharoah, they being Seti and Manase [?], the heir to the nation of Egypt…

[This is the opening of a serial that seems to be based on the novel, “Moon of Israel” by H. Rider Haggard, which was published just the year before in 1918. It runs from 8/28/1919 to 2/12/1920.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/28/1919, p. 1)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 13, Aoao 1. Augate 28, 1919.

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