Indian and Singhalese Missionary Pictures

Indian and Singhalese Missionary Pictures

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Bion and Barnett, we took our stand on this place a little before sunset. An assembly of educated Baboos and students, numbering between two and three hundred, quickly gathered round and heard the speeches of Brother James and myself with great attention and respect. At the close we tried to distribute English tracts to all the Baboos, but there was such a rush, and _such eagerness to get them, that we were obliged to desist, or the tracts would have been snatched out of our hands. One very pleasing feature was that at the close of the meeting many came forward and said how pleased they were to see Mr. James there again, proving they had not forgotten his visit to the place some two years before. And there were some, too, who had visited us at Barisal, and received religious instruction from us there; these also came forward with joy. On the following morning we went out with Mr. Bion to the bazaar, where Brother James and I spoke to a large gathering of the poorer classes in Bengali. Here James' sang some of the Bengali hymns he has learnt, which delighted the people beyond measure. They were so pleased that they wanted another song and yet another. After preaching, we tried again to distribute tracts, but here again there was a tremendous rush. I quite failed to give any away, because the people in their eagerness almost tore them away. James got on much better, and, after distributing all he had, he came to my rescue, saying, "Give them to me, Edwards; I'll soon distribute them." And so he did, and with but little difiiculty. Standing five feet ten inches high, and with his arms up and stretched out, he towered far above the crowd, and could with perfect ease give the tracts down one by one to the forest of...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755294
  • 9781236755292