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Kathy Bradley - By the waters of Babylon

Kathy Bradley - By the waters of Babylon

Kathy Bradley - By the waters of Babylon

Kathy Bradley


    Our ninth-grade literature textbook included the post-apocalyptic short story “By the Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benet. The story follows a young boy, the son of a priest in a primitive society, as he journeys far beyond the borders his people have long honored. His long and dangerous quest takes him to the city of the gods, where he stumbles across the ruins of the great towers that once filled the city. Two of the rocks have words written on them, words he doesn’t understand: UBTREAS and ASHING.


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