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  • She admitted to her fellow-teachers that the schoolbuilding was slightly damp, but she insisted that the rooms were "arranged so conveniently—and then that bust of President McKinley at the head of the stairs, it’s a lovely art-work, and isn’t it an inspiration to have the brave, honest, martyr president to think about!"
  • Self-pity because he did not divine that this was a surprise party rendered her sad and interesting to herself, and she had the pleasure of the martyrs in saying bravely to him, "It’s nothing special.

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  • Many believe that all of the Apostles were martyred except John; however, the Bible reports only on the martyrdom of James.
  • For 250 years it was a martyrs’ church; the persecutions were fueled by the refusal of Christians to worship the state and the Roman emperor.
    History of Christianity - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity(retrieved 05/20/06)

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