The History of Little Peter the Ship-Boy

The History of Little Peter the Ship-Boy

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...of speaking to Peter for some days. At last, when they were alone together again he said to him: "I am sure you are right, Peter; I never before understood that Jesus died instead of me on account of my sins, and therefore if I believe on him I shall be helped to overcome my sin, and shall not be punished for them, but shall go to heaven, and live with him in happiness; I see it, and believe it now. The Bible is no new book to me, Peter, I have heard it read often and often at home, and have read it myself too, though I could not understand its meaning." After this Owen Bell took every opportunity of reading with Peter, and as he was as strong as a man, and respected by the crew, no one interrupted them. One evening they had been reading together, when Owen turned suddenly to Peter and said: "Do you think if I was to die to-night I should go to be with Jesus?" "I know you would, for I am sure you believe on him." "That I do, with all my heart and soul," exclaimed Owen Bell. "And I wish that I could serve him and make known his love to others. I feel it myself, and I have been trying to speak to Emery about it, and though he is little better than a heathen, he said he should like to know more about one so good and kind as Jesus must be who died to save others; and Bill, the cook, was ready to listen. I think, Peter, if you offered to read to them they would let you, and tell them all about the love of Jesus, as you told me, and I cannot but fancy that they would trust to him as I have done. It will be a hard matter to got at the captain and mates; but I should not despair of them if they were to hear of the glorious things which the Gospel contains." Peter often afterwards recollected this...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664106X
  • 9781236641069