Memoir of Colonel Wheler; (Afterwards Major-General) E.I.C.S.
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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... the PBEACHES TO THE NATIVES. 103 refuge of the everlasting arms/' to which he daily and hourly had to flee for refuge. With the conviction that there was but One Eemedt for all these atrocities, some officers had already planned a mission for the Valley; the late Captain Douglas, of the 60th Rifles, then fighting with the mountaineers, was a prominent party in proposing this. A considerable sum had been raised, and an invitation sent to Scotland for missionaries; but the time was not come, and there was no response to that offer. The political authorities at that period were hostile, prohibiting any missionary from crossing the Indus. Other. plans for preaching and for giving the Bible to these desperate characters were mooted, but who was to do the work? With apparent recklessness Wheler, to the amusement of officers and the astonishment of the natives, went into the Plaza of Peshawur city, amongst its motley assemblage of 60,000 Hindoos, Jews, Arabs, Cabulees, Candaharees, Cashmerees, etc.--a very Pentecostal collection, except for the opposite spirit pervading them--and there raising the banner of salvation, preached Christ to them. The singularity of the thing in this place arrested attention, and the curiosity of tho multitude prevailed for a time over their bigotry. He had large audiences, and was listened to most attentively; but so soon as 104 THE HEATHEN RAGE. the idea became current that he was preaching that truth, as odious to the Afghans as to Jews of old, that Jesus is the Son of God, then the shout of blasphemy was raised; and a mob in Peshawur shouting in the cause of their faith is a sound unequalled in any other part of the world. The roar of the ocean lashed by the tempest on...show more
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