By Barry Sadler
From the instant Casca ran his spear during the torso of Jesus, the self-proclaimed "Son of God," he started an unending lifelong trip choked with battle, dying, love, and heartache. At each flip of his sword, at each miraculously healed wound on his physique, at each get away from loss of life, the phrases of Jesus echoe madly via his brain, "Soldier, you're content material with what you're. Then that you just shall stay till we meet again."
After the crucifixion of Jesus, Casca's past love and home-the Roman 10th legion-is cruelly seized from him whilst he defies authority and responds to premature competition with homicide, touchdown him a existence sentence of slavery. besides the fact that, what he deems the top of his lifestyles is simply the start. Spanning a trip of one-hundred and fifty years, his battles take him from the good empire of Rome to Greece, Khmer, Vietnam, and eventually to Israel. Defying the torture of by no means finishing sameness, a guy who can't die, doesn't age, and lives by means of the sword, can basically develop into referred to as THE everlasting MERCENARY.
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He could be anywhere in the late twenties to the late thirties. Goldman closed his eyes and nodded. The exhaustion of the day crept over him, dragging him unaware into sleep. He dreamed... but it was one of those dreams that wake one with a jerk as though falling. Casey was moving restlessly on the bed, beginning to mumble to himself, jerking his head back and forth as though denying some accusation. And for the first time Casey spoke, the words coming forth clear and unhesitatingly though his breathing had been troubled up to this point.
His opening eyes were sticky from sleep and sweat; that seemed real enough. The night was almost on them... Had he slept that long? All the spectators had left except for a couple of women and a few of the Jew's followers. But there was something odd as hell about the night. Below him, Casca expected to see the lamps being lit around the doorway leading to the temple of the divine Jupiter. And the beginning wind should be picking up the smell of cooking food. But there were no lamps. And the stirring wind smelled...
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