Amadis of Gaul, Volume 2
N. Biggs, 1803
On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami triggered by an underwater earthquake pummeled the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and other countries along the Indian Ocean. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified dead -- an estimated 225,000 -- were buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid for survivors.
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A clear and definitive analysis of the second deadliest natural disaster on record, The Indian Ocean Tsunami will be of interest to environmentalists and political scientists alike, as well as to planners and administrators of disaster-preparedness programs.
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... while the horse was feeding, enquired who was the Lord of the castle. Grumen,
said the good man, cousin to Dardan who was slain in Lisuarte's court, and
therefore the King's enemies put up there. Now A 2 3 Arcalaus ; and bidding
Galaor had now taken the chain from Lisuarte, and fastened it round the cousin of
Arcalaus ; they took the horses of the dead, one for the King, and one for Galaor,
and rode ... A Squire was sent forthwith to inform the Queen of Lisuarte's safety.
the morning, their prisoners confessed how all that had passed had been
concerted with Barsinan, that he might make himself King of Great Britain ; which,
when Lisuarte heard, he spurred on in greater haste. CIIAPTER 58. The
woodmen had ...
The woodmen had carried the news of Lisuarte's imprisonment to London;
immediately there was a great stir in the city: the Knights all ran to horse, and
gallopped to his rescue, so that the whole plain seemed full of them. King Arban
of North ...
Arban, quoth he, you have hitherto been the wisest Knight of a young man that
has been known : see now that you lose not your wisdom. Why do you say this 2
cried Arban.óBecause before five days end Lisuarte's head will be sent me, and