By Casey Woods, Jacqueline Charles and Martin Merze
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Satellite image of Hurricane Felix
making landfall in Honduras.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Hurricane Felix clung to much of its "potentially catastrophic" power Monday night as its core roared toward an assault on the coastal and mountain villages of Nicaragua, Honduras and neighboring nations.
"What is worth more, staying to protect a refrigerator or television set or getting out and saving your own lives?" Carlos Gonzalez, Honduras' emergency operations chief, said during a national radio address as towering 15-foot waves began crashing ashore.
Nine years ago, Hurricane Mitch claimed as many as 13,000 lives in Honduras. In 1974, Hurricane Fifi killed 5,000 Hondurans.
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Sarah Orne Jewett
(September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works were set in or near South Berwick, Maine, a declining New England seaport town near the Maine border with New Hampshire. Jewett's father was a doctor, Jewett often accompanied him on his rounds, becoming acquainted with the sights and sounds of her native land and its people. As treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that developed in early childhood, Jewett was sent on frequent walks and through them also developed a love of nature. In later life, Jewett often visited Boston, where she was acquainted with many of the most influential literary figures of her day; but she always returned to South Berwick, the "Deephaven" of her stories.
Read Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett,
one of three of her works available free from Project Gutenberg.
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