Tales of the Traveler: Being the Account of Inexplicable Events Recorded
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Tales of the Traveler - Being the account of inexplicable events recorded by Wilfred Trevy Farquhar, begun in the year of our Lord, 1888. It is as if the classic Gullivers Travels was brought forward through the experience of the Twilight Zone, toMoreTales of the Traveler - Being the account of inexplicable events recorded by Wilfred Trevy Farquhar, begun in the year of our Lord, 1888. It is as if the classic Gullivers Travels was brought forward through the experience of the Twilight Zone, to become Tales of the Traveler, a deceptively simple little book that reveals profound truth. Like Tuesdays with Morrie, it allows readers to re-assess life and death in an inspirational context. As in the Princess Bride, folk tales become more real than every day life. The Travelers tales are full of adventure and mystery- riotous Scottish Clans, battle ready Knights of King Arthur, a miracle working monks, a wild Russian, and heroes of many descriptions. The Travelers tale itself begins with the death of his loved ones-both parents, brother, young wife, all within a year. These premature losses have left the young physician unable to practice medicine and facing an increasingly empty and meaningless future. Seeking to find his way forward by connecting to his genealogical past, he embarks on a mysterious journey, both geographic and spiritual, which eventually leads the good doctor to a new comprehension of lifes profound miracles - but not before reality is challenged and normal is turned upside down The journal tells of simple folk experiences-sometimes his own, sometimes shared by others. He is touched by people of all stripes- ordinary people who share with him extraordinary experiences, as well as tales of great heroes, long passed. Each encounter takes Dr. Farquhar closer to the boundary of death, then through it, to a vision of life continuing well beyond- a gathering of the Scots clansmen who were his ancestors- a meeting with a man more than 150 years old- conversations with an old man, a young woman and a blacksmith, all of whom had stood with King Arthur and his knights atop the Cornish cliffs, in defense of their homeland. And in the end, a pivotal meeting with an old man-perhaps death himself-making bargains for eternal life. The tales told in this odd little book feel almost familiar as they transform fantasy into reality, inviting the reader to suspend their disbelief and travel with Dr. Farquhar, finding insight into this most universal longing of the human experience. Tales of the Traveler is one of those infrequent books, fitting no one genre, capturing the broadest possible readership-all those who wonder at the mysteries of life, mortality and miracles, then go seeking answers.