Protestants are flavour of the moment these days what with Kate and Will’s nuptials this Friday, and Queen Elizabeth’s Ireland visit next month. (Keep your eyes peeled for the ice creams).
“From immemorial time the shores of Japan have been swept, at irregular intervals of centuries, by enormous tidal waves, tidal waves caused by earthquakes or by submarine volcanic action. These awful sudden risings of the sea are called by the Japanese “tsunami.” On the evening of June 17, 1896, a wave nearly two hundred miles long struck the northeastern provinces of Miyagi, Iwate, and Aomori, wrecking scores of towns and villages, ruining whole districts, and destroying nearly thirty thousand human lives. “