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The inspiration for writing this novel (online novella) came from reading and teaching history as well as my travels to some of the places mentioned in the story. I want to acknowledge not only the brave men and women of Great Britain and the U.S., but to all the people around the world who have fought and those now fighting for freedom; standing for democracy, freedom of religious faith, and the values of the free world. It has been a pleasure writing for my readers everywhere.
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Tom had worked out places for Charlie and Elizabeth to stay on the cathedral grounds while in London. Charlie was glad to settle in for a rest. Things had been quite hectic over the last several days. It still surprised him the way things had worked out to meet with Tom’s father. What a relief it was to have things in the proper hands.
Taking off his shirt, Charlie lay on the bed, folding his arms under his head. He looked at the side table where a small Bible lay with an ornate cover etched in leather. It looked as if it had been part of the cathedral for many years. Opening it, he began to read. His eyes moved toward a verse found in the book of Zechariah.
“Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah King of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with him.”
It seemed to Charlie to be some type of prophecy…a terrible prophecy of war and fear that the people have to endure. Then the Lord would come, appearing to all, bringing those who had died in Christ back with Him.
He asked himself, “When will this war come and how can it be prevented? It also sounded like earthquakes will happen…making people flee into the hills. For a reason he could not understand, at that moment he desperately wanted to be in Israel. He wanted to reach out and embrace his father and tell him that he now understood the Christ that he had known for so many years. He wanted to share the Messiah with his mother. If time was short, she needed to know God’s love and goodness. He had known some Messianic Jews when he was growing up. Now, he realized why they believed and the joy they seemed to possess. They had found their Messiah.
Once again, Charlie’s mind reflected on all Ashton and Hans had said about an earlier meeting with The Committee. In fact, Ashton had gone into great detail about all that had been said and who said it.
Ashton told Charlie that Diabolis had great flair as he spoke to the men, wrapping his robe around his shoulder, and his eyes studying each one of them. Ashton also said that the meeting had been a success, but nothing was revealed about where Han’s documents were hidden. According to Ashton,it appeared that Diabolis had been in great control as he talked to the men on that first meeting.
“Gentlemen, welcome to our majiis..our meeting place,” Diabolis had said. “What I am about to tell you may be long, but it is important that you remember correctly about our previous meeting with General Kammler and his son, Ashton. The General came to us sporting his dress uniform from the World War, with a red scarf which was draped around his neck. He was quite fashionable with Nazi insignia and gold clusters gracing his shoulders and collars. We were all impressed because he looked as if he had stepped out of history. He explained his purpose for coming to Yemen.
As you remember, Ashton told us that his father was a genius who had never stopped inventing electronics after he had fled to Argentina from Germany. He told us he hoped to redeem himself from some of his former involvements by inventing a special piece of equipment for world peace. Hans knew about our blood oath and determination, so he felt comfortable being a part of our plans. He also told us his plans were secure and in safe-keeping in places that only he knew about, which he would reveal to us on his next trip to Yemen.
The most impressive thing that the General had to say was that his invention would silence war heads, such as rockets with a 90 k.m. range or the more advanced model of the M-302 rocket with a range of 150-200 k.m. Planes could no longer could take off and heavy artillery would be silenced.
You asked him a number of questions. I wrote down the questions and the answers he gave for my review. You asked how he could implement this weapon to disengage military machines. The General had great confidence that his invention would work for he had designed it for Nazi Germany, but they lost the war. He did not give the plans to anyone, but hid them.
He also had plans of what to do before our Leader takes over. He said we would burn buildings throughout the world, closing airports and communication sources. In short, we were to disrupt the entire world through terror tactics. This also included getting to the source of internet ability. He believed that every country of the world would not only be begging for food, but they would be completely in the dark about what is happening as power sources were disabled. He assured us that everyone will be desperate for anyone to have an answer for peace. This would be where we would present the world’s new Leader.
Not all of you were convinced that what he was saying would work. You felt that he had misjudged the young people everywhere and believed he was not in touch with the youth around the world. You felt that the Arab Spring had shown that with the use of cell phones, which most people carry, the plan would fall apart. Gen Kammler convinced you that his invention would also shut down the phones and internet. The next question you wanted answered was how would we, The Committee, communicate. That was a good question. I was not totally convinced and felt there were some holes in his plans.
Another question that I remember you asked was concerning Iran and Israel. Would Iran be able to use a nuclear weapon against our enemy, Israel? I believe his answer was that until we get this plan operational, it was up to Iran to do whatever they wanted to do. This did not help define how world peace would be accomplished. I did not know if his invention would stop the production of enriched uranium and nuclear development.
The last question you asked was about General Kammler’s role in the attempt to exterminate the Jews. You challenged him about Auschwitz and when he helped Himmler in 1942 with the expansion of a larger camp at Birkenau with more gas chambers. He seemed surprised that you knew that, but one of you was very informed and told him that you knew your history. He felt the Jews were the problem during his days with Hitler and he still had not changed his opinion”
Charlie must have drifted into a light sleep as he went over these things in his mind. He was glad that he had talked with Diabolis before leaving Norway. Now Diabolis could go back to The Committee and tell them that there would be no invention to silence the world’s military because General Kammler and his son, Ashton were dead. He will assume that the current plans they were bringing to them were also buried in the icy grave of the crevasse.
Charlie felt strongly that a military does not have to be for evil. It can be for strength and security. Until God comes with His Son to bring peace, there will always be those with plots and plans, like The Committee.”
Charlie smiled to himself as he remembered how the bully down his street in Israel had always been waiting for him to beat him up and throw rocks at him. One day he took his brother and a friend of his brother, who was big and strong, and walked by the bully kid. He knew from experience that there is strength in numbers…and preparedness.
Charlie and Elizabeth said “Goodbye” to Tom and Olga and headed to Israel. He was eager for his family to meet her. Leaning against his arm, she knew that life was just beginning for both of them. Charlie never heard anything further from Diabolis and neither did Olga.
Tom and Olga had their wedding with the blessings from his father, who sent word that the British SIS had found the hidden papers in Belgium, just where Hans had said he left them. They were also sending in an informant to watch the activities The Committee.
Olga continued in her role as assistant to the Choir Master or Precentor at St. Paul’s Cathedral, who was busy putting together a presentation of glorious Christian music.
Father Tom became the Dean of the Cathedral. Their dog, Gracie, is still being pampered in the park.
Emmett still works at the World Seed Bank. He found out that seeds can bring people together as the new trainee will spend the summer with him in Georgia.
It was a special pleasure to Charlie to know that all of them had done what was necessary, regardless of the risk. Now, it was time to leave the rest to those in charge of keeping people safe around the world. The military of every free nation will have great challenges. The way may be difficult. The waves may be choppy. Those who fight for liberty must be supported, respected, and honored.
“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
Eternal Father, Strong to Save is a hymn which William Whiting wrote in 1860.
Notation: This novel is fiction and does not represent in real life any person spoken of or shown therein. All Rights Reserved by N.W. Boyer