A Japanese Robinson Crusoe by Jenichiro OyabeA Japanese Robinson Crusoe by Jenichiro Oyabe

A Japanese Robinson Crusoe

byJenichiro Oyabe

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS My academy was strictly Christian; the principal was a well-known Christian worker in the city. In my studies I was interested in my Bible above all other books. My service in the government hospital was very prosperous, too. The head doctor was a man who took thorough interest in me and gave me his confidence and love. I had no trouble whatever with my living, as I was receiving a stated salary from the government, besides the nice board, a room, and everything else. But, once in a while, when I thought of my poor Aino people, how they were living in their rude cabins in the severe cold weather of the northern province of Japan, my heart was sore with sympathy. At last I determined that I should not stay content with such an easy life any longer ; for I came to the United States, not to settle down permanently in joy and comfort, but to get a true, Christian education. Moreover, I had so many times faced death since I resolved to get to America that I realized the life which I possessed was not mine but belonged to God. Consequently " I do not live to eat, I eat to live;" and I live not for display nor for vain honor, neither for earthly riches. If I can do some good, and commend the word and character of Christ to the poor young men and helpless heathen young women, some time before my name is registered in an obituary, I shall be truly satisfied, and shall want nothing more. But above all, I must first learn how to teach and save my fellow men. Over a prima donna, princes, emperors, and thousands of listeners often rejoice, but we must remember that their rejoicing is at the price of her pain. Jesus died to give us life; so with all his apostles and saints. The noble churches and all Christian institutions are the price of the ...
Title:A Japanese Robinson CrusoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217663419

ISBN - 13:9780217663410