The Holy City: Jerusalem II

The Holy City: Jerusalem II

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The Holy City: Jerusalem II

The Holy City: Jerusalem II

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Among those who had belonged to Helgum's community in America and had gone with their leader to Jerusalem were three members of the old Ingmarsson family. They were the two daughters of Big Ingmar who went to America soon after their father's death, and their cousin Bo Ingmar Mansson, a young man who had spent two or three years in the United States.

Bo was a tall, well built, blond-haired youth, with a fine countenance. There was very little about his general appearance that was like the old Ingmars, but the family traits showed themselves when he had some difficult work in hand, or was deeply stirred.

When as a lad Bo had attended Storm's School, he was thought to be dull and slow. The schoolmaster had often wondered how one who came of such intelligent people could be so dense. All this disappeared, however, when Bo was in America. Over there he proved to be both clever and resourceful; but in his childhood he had so often been called a dunce, that there still clung to him a certain diffidence and lack of self-confidence.

The people of his home parish were not a little surprised when Bo betook himself to America! His parents, who were well-to-do farmers, would have liked to keep their . . .

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