The Life of Sergeant I.W. Ambler

The Life of Sergeant I.W. Ambler

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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: ...see what he had done, he was so filled with remorse that he took his knife and cut his throat. The keepers got the knife from him until he sobered off, and the terrible gash was sewed up. I was notified and went to the station, and the poor fellow gave the knife to me all covered with blood (which I now keep), and told me all about it. The next evening I attended the church near by, and the brethren prayed this rum-shop might be removed, and, feeling inspired to do so, I jumped up, and told them the rum-shop never would be removed until they put their shoulder to the wheel and helped to remove it. I think it was the next day when I left my house I prayed and said, 'O God, help me this once to put my shoulder to the wheel and stop this rum-shop.' These brothers that kept this rum-hole were both professional fighters, and the people seemed afraid to meddle with them. On I went to the place, the spirit of the Lord with me strengthening me, and I entered. One of the brothers stood behind the counter, and the other was out. I went up to him and told him not to stir out of his tracks, if he did I would shake him out of his FOUNDING TEMPERANCE INTO A RUMSELLER. 167 boots. I went behind the counter and smashed the decanters and one or two jugs of liquor, and kicked over the counter and found a very large jug under the counter full of whisky, which I seized and took under my arm, and walked out amidst a crowd that had gathered, and pulling out the stopper let it spill along the street until it was emptied, the people cheering me as I went along. The poor rumseller remaining like one spell-bound in his den. I then returned and asked him how much damage I must pay. He said nothing. I am glad you have done it. On returning home I fell in with a friend who...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667115
  • 9781236667113