The One-Armed Sailor
Charlotte Maria Tucker (8 May 1821 – 2 December 1893) was a prolific writer and poet for children and adults, who wrote under the pseudonym A.L.O.E. (a Lady of England).
Ned Franks is a sailor, but he wears the armor of a soldier. Bound by truth and shielded by faith, Ned’s reputation among the people back home wins him the admiration of friends and the respect of rivals. He faces the storms of life with dignity, for disgrace to the seaman is worse than death. When accused of wrongdoing, Ned confronts his accuser with fiery eyes, “The God of Truth will make my truth clear one day!”
Be challenged to wear the breastplate of righteousness and carry the sword of the Spirit as you engage in the adventures of Ned Franks: The One-Armed Sailor!
Originally published in 1865, and with a classic facsimile cover like the 19th century editions.
Ned Franks is by Charlotte Maria Tucker, who chose the pen name A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England). Some of her other writings include:
- Dashed to Pieces
- The Haunted Room
- The Battle
- Triumph Over Midian
- Rescued from Egypt
- Exiles from Babylon
- The Robber’s Cave
- The Giant Killer
- Pride and His Prisoners
- The Wanderer in Africa
“Wonderful book. The just shall live by his faith. Five star.” — Jeanne of Yuba City, California
“I recently read this book and I loved it!! I was enthralled at the layout of the story, as it goes through the armor of God. In some ways, this book reminded me of Ishmael. The character of Ned Franks was inspiring, with his ardor and zeal, and devotion to the Lord. I give it a thumbs up!” =– Rebekah of Georgetown, Tennessee
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