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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




TO PROFESSOR FRANCIS A. MARCH



WITH SENTIMENTS OF THE HIGHEST REGARD




CONTENTS.


PAGE

PREFACE vii

INTRODUCTION ix

* * * * *

ELENE.

I. Constantine sees the vision of the rood 1

II. Constantine is victorious, the sign is explained, and he is
baptized 4

III. Helena sets out on her journey in search of the cross, and
arrives at Jerusalem 7

IV. Helena summons an assembly of the Jews learned in the law,
and addresses them 10

V. The Jews consult apart, and Judas states the object of the
Empress 13

VI. Judas gives the Jews the information derived from his
father and grandfather 16

VII. The Jews at first refuse to act, but finally deliver up
Judas to the Empress 19

VIII. Judas stubbornly denies all knowledge of the matter, but
after imprisonment without food consents to speak 21

IX. They proceed to Calvary, and Judas offers a prayer for
guidance 24

X. A smoke arises, Judas digs and finds three crosses. Test of
the true cross 27

XI. The fiend laments that he is overcome. Judas replies to him 30

XII. Helena announces the discovery to Constantine, who orders a
church to be built on the spot. Judas is baptized 32

XIII. Judas is ordained bishop of Jerusalem, and his name is
changed to Cyriacus. Helena longs to recover the nails.
Judas prays, digs, and finds them 35

XIV. The nails are made into a bit for Constantine's horse.
Helena admonishes all to obey Cyriacus and returns home 38

XV. The writer reflects on his work, records his name; and
refers to the future judgment 41


* * * * *

JUDITH.

IX. * * * * * * * * * *
Holofernes prepares a banquet 44

X. Holofernes and his guests carouse. Judith is brought to his
tent. Holofernes enters and falls on his bed in a drunken
sleep. Judith prays for help, and cuts off the head of
Holofernes 45

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