Story of the American Bible Society, 1916
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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...Irregularity of communications and lack of transportation have prevented systematic Bible distribution, but colporteurs have visited many important towns in the country, and the Agent has visited the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Vera Cruz, Nuevo Leon, Aguas Calientes Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Durango, and Mexico City, the capital. It was not always possible to do much in the way of Bible distribution, or even to carry books when traveling; yet the journeys were useful to the people and to the Society in many ways. Relief of Monotony We may mention some adventures which break "monotony" for Bible agents in Mexico: In the railroad station at Campeche Mr. J ordan's temperature was taken as a precaution against the possibility of being a yellow-fever patient. Before he was allowed to land at Vera Cruz his temperature was taken to prevent a possible importation of smallpox. At Orizaba, on the way to Mexico City, the train was delayed over Sunday because bandits had torn up the railroad tracks. After starting again, while in a tunnel a locomotive crashed into the Pullman car, causing delay but happily no injury to individuals. On the way from Mexico City to San Antonio, the coaches of the railroad train were full--aisles, platforms, and steps being crowded with passengers all the way to Saltillo, a distance of nearly five hundred miles. Mr. Jordan remarks that after three nights on this train he was ready for a rest on reaching Laredo. Fired Upon and Nearly Starved Such a journey was a pleasure trip compared with that of Colporteur Hunt, who was working on the line toward Monterey when the Villista soldiers attacked that.place. Mr. Hunt escaped on a troop train which was followed and fired upon by the bandits. A machine gun on...
- Paperback | 40 pages
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white