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THE EBB-WALKERS.

cries and lamentations to move some power to pity ;
but these cries and lamentations were entirely within
himself ; his lips quivered, but gave forth no sound ; he
thought he was contending vigorously against the waves ;
but his nerves only twisted convulsively; all muscular
power had forsaken his palsied limbs. He presented
the perfect picture of a man who had become a martyr
to his own want of faith and forgetfulness of God.
  But onward and onward rolled the tide ; wave piled
itself upon wave, each reducing by one, the few mo-
ments that now remained to the unhappy victims of the
sea.