Across A Dark And Wild Sea (single Titles)
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Columcille was born in a remote corner of Ireland inside the year 521. History, drama, together with a love of books and reading fill a story--told here in exquisite watercolors and deflty understated prose by noted author and artist Don Brown. He grew up to develop to be a monk and a scribe a thousand years before the invention of printing, when books had to turn into copied by hand. To punish himself, he set out in a tiny boat, vowing to leave Ireland forever. There was one particular book, a beautiful volume of psalms from distant Rome, that Columcille especially loved, and although its owner refused him permission, Columcille secretly copied it. A revered figure in Celtic history, Columcille (also referred to as Columbia) founded the well-known monastery on the Scottish island of Iona and left a legacy of locating out that illuminated a corner of the Dark Ages. Legend has it that as a child, he was fed a cake filled with the letters of the alphabet, and so learned to love writing. So far better was the argument that a battle was fought between the two men's effective friends; although Columcille's side won, the victory felt hollow to him. The copy was discovered, and a dispute arose over who it belonged to: Columcille, who made it, or the owner inside the original.
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