The Missionary Herald Volume 97

The Missionary Herald Volume 97

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...to take part in the services. We were glad of this opportunity of fellowship with the sister church in these sad rites. The services were much the same as at Tung Pa. Our soldier escort attended and seemed impressed. They seemed to be aware for the first time that Christian natives in China had actually become martyrs. "At each place the burial of the dead and the partaking of a feast is considered the last act in the making of peace between the Christians and their enemies. Bygones are to be bygones, we hope. It is the more so here, as seven of the murderers have been punished with death, and the property of the Boxer leader has been confiscated by the authorities and.given to us as indemnity. The people seemed to approve entirely of all that had been done, and to be truly grateful for the efficient protection that Mr. Tewksbury has secured for them from the marauding French soldiers. "From Fu Hao we went from the graves to T'sao Fang near Tung-cho, where we held services for eleven martyrs. These included two families that were exterminated, leaving no relatives to wear white for them. While we were waiting there in the presence of a hard-looking crowd, before the services began, one of the survivors of the third family represented among the dead could not refrain from reproaching them. She threw back her proud head, and with flashing eyes and steady but intense voice said, 'You men that did this, just think what you have done. This old lady lived among you fifty years and never injured anyone. I do not rebuke you, but God does. And I only want you to think what you have done. Just ponder it!' That was all she said and no one felt like hindering her. We marveled rather that she could restrain herself so well. Indeed, it was a...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774248
  • 9781236774248