Missionary Chronicle Volume 6

Missionary Chronicle Volume 6

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...Halai, the first Abyssinian Village. Dec. 28--Early this morning we continued our journey; and arrived at Halai, the first Abyssinian village, at eleven o'clock. We had yet to ascend a difficult part of the mountain; jjnd, as my mule was bad, I was under the necessity of walking, which tired me very much. From the top of the Shumfito I had a most splendid view. Round about me were a number of mountan-tops, and a clear and serene heaven; the air was cool and refreshing; and the thought of being now on the borders of Abyssinia, my future field of labor, caused me to adore the Lord, who has so beautifully adorned the work of His hands, and with grace and love looks down upon the children of men. From the top of the Shumfito, the way, for above half an hour, was pretty plain, till we arrived in Halai. Dec. 31.--The last day of theyearl spent in my sheep-stable, waiting for Mr. Isenberg's servants, which he promised to send me. In looking back upon the year past, though many grievous recollections are brought to my mind, yet it reminds me of thousands of proofs of mercy which I have received from the bounty of God, through His unmerited mercy. "Wherefore my soul praises the Lord, and adores him in the dust. Jan. 1, IB.il.--This afternoon, to my great joy, the servants of Mr. Isenberg arrived here; with news that Mr. and Mrs. Isenberg are quite well, and are anxiously expecting me in their solitude. Mr. Isenberg has sent me Kiddan Mariam, a young man whom he has educated for some years, and who at present is made overseer of his servants. Jan. 2.--To day the son of the Nayb, with his soldiers, went back to Arkeeko. He had scarcely quitted Halai, when Shum Giddieh, in whose house I am lodging, changed his mind toward me, and opposed me in the most...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656068X
  • 9781236560681