J. Wilbur Chapman; A Biography

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFord Cyrinde Ottman

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII THE ORIENT The Kumano Maru docked at Brisbane on the thirteenth of August on which day the Executive Mission Committee of that city gave to the party a farewell dinner at which there were many expressions of warm and tender affection for Dr. Chapman and his associates, with assurance that the mission to the Orient would be supported by the prayer of the many friends left behind in Australia. Three days later the steamer arrived at Townsville where no previous meetings had been held. A local Committee, consisting of Canon Williams, a number of clergymen, Major and Mrs. Ross, and Adjutant Crawford, had prepared a programme for the eight hours the steamer was to remain in port. An informal breakfast was followed by a meeting in the Presbyterian Church for church workers only, after which another meeting for the general public was held in the theatre. Townsville lies seven hundred and fifty miles north of Brisbane and well within the protection of the Great Barrier Reef, that stupendous coral construction, dwarfing all others, which runs for more than a thousand miles along the northeastern coast of the Continent. Over this protected sea area we sailed calmly into Torres Strait about eighty miles wide, between the sharp point of Cape York and the Island of Papua. With marvellous skill the steamer was guided over a course threatened by innumerable rocks and shoals, and Dr. Chapman often thereafter spoke of it to illustrate the manner in which a greater Pilot guides the soul through dangers that threaten our mortal life. On the morning of the nineteenth we lay just outside the Cape off Thursday Island. Among the passengers on the Kumano Maru was a Dr. Mackensie, the Mayor of the city where we were to spend a few hours. Dr. Mackensie was enthusiastic...

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII THE ORIENT The Kumano Maru docked at Brisbane on the thirteenth of August on which day the Executive Mission Commi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021749496X

ISBN - 13:9780217494960

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