The Assembly Herald Volume 10, No. 9

The Assembly Herald Volume 10, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of many years' experience said to me recently, "We are in a new country, the change is so marked; it is like a miracle to those of us who know what the situation was ten years ago." Thus, with Christians proving faithful, with many seeking the Way of Life; with a crowded school, we find ourselves lost in praise and gratitude to the God of all nations for keeping his children from becoming discouraged in the work at a time when, of necessity, all hearts are saddened because of life given in battle, homes destitute, and loved ones overcome with sorrow. As I write, the sound of the bugle reaches my ear, and I know the soldiers are having their last training before entering the actual battlefield. This division leaves in another few days. The Reserves have been called in and all the homes of the city are crowded to their utmost to accommodate some thirteen thousand troops besides those in the regular barracks. During the week the soldiers came in, one could scarcely pass the streets nearest the castle and barracks, for they were crowded with soldiers, their families and friends. These people had followed them from the nearby towns and villages for a last farewell. These country people are a very interesting sight, especially on a rainy day. With a piece of matting tied around their shoulders, straw sandals on their feet, and wearing a large mushroom-shaped hat, which answers for an umbrella, they look like stacks of hay walking down the street. Sometimes a dozen of these queer-looking objects follow their soldier boy from place to place for several days. Still, the desire these poor folks show to be with their loved ones as long as possible, and the sadness shown in their faces at parting, cause us to think only of the terrible...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808592
  • 9781236808592