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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every where laid open and streaming with blood, till at last the Lady of the Island
ran like one frantic to Galaor, and cried, hold, ... I will tell you : his name is Don
Florestan; he conceals himself because he hath two brothers in this land of such
I am your brother Don Galaor. Then Florestan fell on his knees before him, saying
, Sir, pardon me! for this offence that I have committed in combatting against you,
was caused by no other reason than that I durst not name myself your brother, ...
Agrayes, who was dangerously wounded, was put under the care of a skilful man
, who suffered none to approach him, that he might not speak, for the wound was
in his throat. CHAPTER 44. Don Galaor and Florestan remained in the castle 7 I.
Don Galaor and Florestan remained in the castle of Corisanda till their wounds
were well healed, then took they their departure; but Corisanda made such
sorrow that it was pitiful to see her, albeit Florestan comforted her, and assured
her of ...
... that the brethren asked each other what it might mean, and Don Galaor at last
said to him, Sir, methinks you are not so chearful as you should be if your
sadness is for any cause which our aid can remedy, tell us, and we will do your