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    ... From: mike white To: Freebies_Samples@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 7:44 PM Subject: [Freebies_Samples] Fw: [Ancient-Mysteries] God knows
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         let me attempt to tell of a sailor's deeds on the high seas.  its almost impossible to find a blue water sailor in small craft, who does not believe in God.  the chapels all over the seacoasts of greece testify to promises kept for divine help saving men from perilous storms. 
         the tale that is foremost in my mind is of the true events told by the sailor author tristan jones in his books.  he was making a crossing of the english channel, in somewhat of a hurry due to changing weather forecast.  this good-hearted man could not ignore another sailor in desperate straits.  he saw another craft drifting helplessly, and altered course to try to help.  a somewhat senile old man sat having tea on the disabled boat, seemingly unaware of the danger he was in from his broken rudder.  if a fog set-in he could well have been run over in this busy sealane. 
         tristan put his own craft in danger by taking the vessel in tow to the nearest english port.  this act caused him to take a storm in mid channel, that disabled his own craft.  after days of hardship and ordeal he drifted onto the coast of france.  his craft was destroyed, he had no money, and in a hopeless situation.  he rode the tide up an estuary, and managed to get tied up at a wharf in a hard rain.   he had nothing.  a man in a phone booth near the dock spoke to him.  he used the chance to inquire about work nearby.   he was told of a construction project about 15 miles inland, that may need a laborer.   he set out in the rain, walking all the way.  he received a cold welcome when he came dripping into the office, wearing his sailor's oil skins.  they took his name, and told him to wait.  poor tristan expected the worst, but enjoyed the chance to sit out of the storm. 
         the name was taken upstairs to the owner.  he looked at it dumbfounded, repeating it to himself.  then told her to bring mr jones up and make him comfortable. 
         tristan came before him.  the man said i see you are a sailor.  are you the same jones that towed an old man into port from the channel a week or so ago?  tristan admitted he was.  the man said, that old man was my father ...    what are the odds for this happening by chance? 
         tristan was given the job of foreman, which allowed him to save some money.  he was invited to a party among the finest people of the area, where his story was told.  a wealthy man stepped forward, and said i will send a crane and crew to fetch your vessel to the boat yards, and will completely refit it at no charge. 
         God truly works in mysterious ways!  

      Kind regards,
      Mike White
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