Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Lew Wallace

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BOOK FIRST

CHAPTER I The Jebel es Zubleh is a mountain fifty miles and more in length…

CHAPTER II The man as now revealed was of admirable proportions…

CHAPTER III To speak in the style of the period, the meeting just described took place in…

CHAPTER IV The Egyptian and the Hindoo looked at each other…

CHAPTER V The vivacious Greek broke forth in expressions of joy and congratulations…

CHAPTER VI In an aperture of the western wall of Jerusalem hang the "oaken valves" called the…

CHAPTER VII Let us take our stand by the gate, just out of the edge of the…

CHAPTER VIII The reader is now besought to return to the court described as part of the…

CHAPTER IX To understand thoroughly what happened to the Nazarene at the khan…

CHAPTER X. At a certain hour in the evening the shouting and stir of the people in…

CHAPTER XI A mile and a half, it may be two miles…

CHAPTER XII The eleventh day after the birth of the child in the cave…

CHAPTER XIII That evening, before sunset, some women were washing clothes on the upper step of the…

CHAPTER XIV It was now the beginning of the third watch…

BOOK SECOND

CHAPTER I It is necessary now to carry the reader forward twenty-one years…

CHAPTER II With the foregoing explanation in mind, the reader is invited to look into one of…

CHAPTER III From the entrance to the Holy City, equivalent to what is now called St.…

CHAPTER IV The mother resumed her easy position against the cushion…

CHAPTER V The young Israelite proceeded then, and rehearsed his conversation with Messala…

CHAPTER VI The good man, like the bad, must die; but…

CHAPTER VII Next day a detachment of legionaries went to the desolated palace…

BOOK THIRD

CHAPTER I The city of Misenum gave name to the promontory which it crowned…

CHAPTER II The tribune, standing upon the helmsman's deck with the order of the duumvir open in…

CHAPTER III The fourth day out, and the Astroea -- so the galley was named -- speeding…

CHAPTER IV In the Bay of Antemona, east of Cythera the island…

CHAPTER V Every soul aboard, even the ship, awoke.…

CHAPTER VI The throes of recovery from drowning are more painful than the drowning.…

BOOK FOURTH

CHAPTER I The month to which we now come is July…

CHAPTER II When the city came into view, the passengers were on deck…

CHAPTER III Next day early, to the neglect of the city…

CHAPTER IV Scarcely was Ben-Hur gone, when Simonides seemed to wake as from sleep…

CHAPTER V When Ben-Hur sallied from the great warehouse, it was with the thought that another failure…

CHAPTER VI Ben-Hur entered the woods with the processions.…

CHAPTER VII In front of Ben-Hur there was a forest of cypress-trees…

CHAPTER VIII As Ben-Hur descended the steps of the stand, an Arab arose upon the last one…

CHAPTER IX As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to…

CHAPTER X Beyond the village the country was undulating and cultivated…

CHAPTER XI What time the lower horn of a new moon touched the castellated piles on Mount…

CHAPTER XII The palace across the river nearly opposite Simonides' place is said to have been completed…

CHAPTER XIII Sheik Ilderim was a man of too much importance to go about with a small…

CHAPTER XIV If the reader will return now to the repast of the wise men at their…

CHAPTER XV The shadows cast over the Orchard of Palms by the mountains at set of sun…

CHAPTER XVI "If I could answer you," Balthasar said, in his simple…

CHAPTER XVII Up a little way from the dower there was a cluster of palms…

BOOK FIFTH

CHAPTER I The morning after the bacchanalia in the saloon of the palace…

CHAPTER II About the time the couriers departed from Messala's door with the despatches it being yet…

CHAPTER III "Iras, the daughter of Balthasar, sends me with salutation and a message…

CHAPTER IV Ilderim returned to the dowar next day about the third hour.…

CHAPTER V The sheik waited, well satisfied, until Ben-Hur drew his horses off the field for the…

CHAPTER VI The intercepted letter was conclusive upon a number of points of great interest to Ben-Hur.…

CHAPTER VII Malluch stopped at the door; Ben-Hur entered alone.…

CHAPTER VIII Simonides looked up, none the less a master.…

CHAPTER IX Next night, about the fourth hour, Ben-Hur stood on the terrace of the great warehouse…

CHAPTER X The day before the games, in the afternoon, all Ilderim's racing property was taken to…

CHAPTER XI Evening was hardly come upon Antioch, when the Omphalus…

CHAPTER XII The Circus at Antioch stood on the south bank of the river…

CHAPTER XIII About three o'clock, speaking in modern style, the program was concluded except the chariot-race.…

CHAPTER XIV When the dash for position began, Ben-Hur, as we have seen…

CHAPTER XV Ben-Hur tarried across the river with Ilderim; for at midnight…

CHAPTER XVI Going next day to fill his appointment with Iras…

BOOK SIXTH

CHAPTER I Our story moves forward now thirty days from the night Ben-Hur left Antioch to go…

CHAPTER II "A woman of Israel, entombed here with her daughter.…

CHAPTER III About the hour Gesius, the keeper, made his appearance before the tribune in the Tower…

CHAPTER IV It was dark when, parting with the drover inside the gate…

CHAPTER V Nowadays travellers in the Holy Land looking for the famous place with the beautiful name…

CHAPTER VI The morning of the first day of the seventh month -- Tishri in the Hebrew…

BOOK SEVENTH

CHAPTER I The meeting took place in the khan of Bethany as appointed.…

CHAPTER II It was Ben-Hur's purpose to turn aside at the break of day…

CHAPTER III The tent was cosily pitched beneath a tree where the gurgle of the stream was…

CHAPTER IV The caravan, stretched out upon the Desert, was very picturesque…

CHAPTER V The third day of the journey the party nooned by the river Jabbok…

BOOK EIGHTH

CHAPTER I "Esther -- Esther! Speak to the servant below that he may bring me a cup…

CHAPTER II An hour or thereabouts after the scene upon the roof…

CHAPTER III The first person to go out of the city upon the opening of the Sheep's…

CHAPTER IV During the third hour the road in front of the resting-place of the lepers became…

CHAPTER V Ben-Hur pitched two tents out on the Upper Cedron east a short space of the…

CHAPTER VI Ben-Hur alighted at the gate of the khan from which the three Wise Men more…

CHAPTER VII When Ben-Hur left the guest-chamber, there was not nearly so much life in his action…

CHAPTER VIII The streets were full of people going and coming…

CHAPTER IX Next morning, about the second hour, two men rode full speed to the doors of…

CHAPTER X When the party -- Balthasar, Simonides, Ben-Hur, Esther, and the two faithful Galileans -- reached…




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