Capetown to Kafue: The Story of an Eighteen Thousand Miles Journey (Classic Reprint) by H. J. TaylorCapetown to Kafue: The Story of an Eighteen Thousand Miles Journey (Classic Reprint) by H. J. Taylor

Capetown to Kafue: The Story of an Eighteen Thousand Miles Journey (Classic Reprint)

byH. J. Taylor

Paperback | August 26, 2018

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Excerpt from Capetown to Kafue: The Story of an Eighteen Thousand Miles Journey

UR setting out on this great journey was beclouded with saddest news. The papers of that memorable May morning were filled with the appalling story of the shipwreck in the St. Lawrence, by which hundreds of lives were lost. On our way to Waterloo railway station all the newspaper placards told the tragic tale. It was a little unnerving to set forth on an ocean voyage of Six thousand miles amid such a calamity.

Kindly souls assembled at the station to bid us bon voyage. Their names and kindnesses are among the treasures Of memory. I had gone by boat-train on other days to see missionaries sail for the Cape. The romance and pang Of separation had been felt. But this day provided new sensations. It was impossible to say whether joy or sorrow predominated. To leave one's home and much-loved work and face the risks of sea and forest on the one hand, to see Africa and Missions for one's Self on the other. Feelings were mixed. I suppose, said my travelling companion, Albert Shaw, as we steamed out of London, that we are married to each other for the next six months. It was not easy to reply. For better or for worse' we go together, was the only answer. Like most marriages it proved to be entirely for the better as far as the writer was concerned. Albert Shaw stands for good comradeship through and through. Any church is fortunate with such laymen in its ranks and any traveller with such a companion.

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Title:Capetown to Kafue: The Story of an Eighteen Thousand Miles Journey (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.33 inPublished:August 26, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1330687906

ISBN - 13:9781330687901

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