A Memoir of the REV. Henry Watson Fox Missionary to the Teloogoo People, South India

A Memoir of the REV. Henry Watson Fox Missionary to the Teloogoo People, South India

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...it was not long before all the neighborhood was covered with groups of people cooking their food, eating it, or lying down to sleep after it: for out of the six or seven thousand strangers, who have come for this occasion, none seem to have any place to lodge in, --the open field is their parlor and their bed-room. The continual noise of their talking, and the unceasing hummings of the large drums at the pagoda, have been far from agreeable all day. In the afternoon, finding that no one came to my tent for conversation, I went out into the crowd and wended my way to the temple, after two or three conversations by the way. The people were loitering about, with no other occupation than that of a few jugglers and mountebanks to amuse them. While waiting about the temple gateway, watching the continual passing of the crowds in and out, there came forth a bridal palanquin, in which was placed a small brazen trident, eight or nine inches high, half wrapped up in cloth. This is the " Trishulam," and is, I believe, a representative of the god: by the side walked a man with a horse-hair flapper, to drive away the flies from the god. Before the palanquin went a brahmin who laid down on the ground, every here and there, a large leaf, and on it placed a handful of boiled rice: he was followed by a boy who gathered leaves and rice into his basket. I found that nearly every one that went into the pagoda, purchased as he went, a little earthenware saucer, such as is used for a lamp, with a wick and a few drops of oil to offer to the idol inside. There was no uproar, or riot, or excitement, only a large crowd; I obtained a good many opportunities of speaking to groups of people, and two or three times went over the history of Christ as the only Saviour...
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654322X
  • 9781236543226