Esther came to his side, and put her hand on his arm, and answered- “So wilt thou best serve the Christ. O my husband, let me not hinder, but go with thee and help.”
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If any of my readers visiting Rome, will make the short journey to the Catacomb of San Calixto, which is more ancient than that of San Sebastiano, he will see what became of the fortune of Ben-Hur, and give him thanks. Out of that vast tomb Christianity issued to supersede the Caesars.
Ben-Hur Table of Contents of the On-Line Edition. Cf. Ben-Hur in Print, at Amazon