Tuesday, January 22, 2013
the last book I ever read (David McCullough's The Johnstown Flood, excerpt four)
from The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough:
The flood and the night that had followed, for all their terror and destruction and suffering, had had a certain terrible majesty. Many people had thought it was Judgment Day, God’s time of anger come at last, the Day of Reckoning. They thought that the whole world was being destroyed and not just Johnstown. It had been the “horrible tempest,” with flood and fire “come as a destruction from the Almighty.” It had been awful, but it had been God Awful.