The English Presbyterian Messenger. [Continued As] the Messenger and Missionary Record

The English Presbyterian Messenger. [Continued As] the Messenger and Missionary Record

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... him y more; but if he did not sign the paper they would kill him. He replied: --" Foreigners have not hired me to poison your wells: I am entirely innocent of the charge you prefer against me. My life is in yonr hands. God knows I am innocent, and in Him I trust." They then beat him again till a friend, having gone security for him, rescued Mm from his blood-thirsty persecutors. On September 4th a preacher, while going to his station, was attacked by ruffians, at a place sixty miles from Foochow, and barely escaped with his life. They pounded him with stones till life seemed extinct. They then stripped off all his clothes, save one garment, and left him. Some persons saw him, and supposing him to be dead, proposed to dig a hole and conceal the body. By this time the preacher's strength returned, so that he was able to crawl, and gradually he succeeded in walking erect He had gone only a short distance when the cry, "Poisoner! Foreigner's poisoner!" was again raised, and he was surrounded and beaten. The mob, however, seeing his exhausted condition, suddenly became alarmed lest he should die in their hands, and all ran away. He staggered on a little distance farther, when he saw another company running towards him, shouting, "Poisoner!" "Kill him!" Rallying all bis remaining strength, the preacher started to run; but unacquainted with the country, he suddenly found himself on the verge of a rocky precipice, some twenty feet high. "Finding myself going over the precipice" (and here I qoote his own touching language), "I thought of Stephen, the first Christiai Martyr; and as he when stoned died praying for his persecutors, I commended rny soul to God, and prayed for the salvation of those who...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602218
  • 9781236602213