Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byCyrus Townsend Brady

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... so to speak. Finally, when she had exhausted every other effort, she turned on them in this way, her eyes flashing through her tears. "Well," she said, lapsing into the vernacu- The little lar, "I will tell you. I was a little maverick mavenck before, and the man put Jesus' brand on my forehead, and when He sees me running wild on the prairie, He will know that I am His little girl." The answer was eminently satisfactory to the small audience. They understood her perfectly, and the profoundest theologian could scarce have expressed it better. CHAPTER II My first T HAVE told you about my first sermon. baptism I A My first baptism was in this wise. During the absence of the dean on his vacation, an undertaker whose acquaintance I enjoyed through my numerous funerals asked me if I would go on Sunday afternoon down to the "Bottoms,"--i.e., low lands on the banks of the river, occupied by a few squatter huts, and the resort, especially on Sunday afternoons, of men and women of the baser sort,--to conduct a funeral for a dead gypsy babe. The gypsies were English and claimed to be members of the Established Church. A motley I agreed to do so, of course, and when I crowd drove to the rude encampment of the swarthy nomads on Sunday afternoon--they were not poor and had provided carriages--I was astonished to find it the centre of perhaps five hundred people. An enterprising reporter had made up a story about the little dead infant, which had appeared in the Sunday morning paper, with this result. It was a very jocular and lively crowd of men and women, the latter being from the worst quarters of the city. There was talking, laughing, and singing. Some negroes were playing on banjos, and altogether the assemblage was more like a lowclass picnic than anything else. The gypsies were gathered in...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Excerpt: ... so to speak. Finally, when she had exhausted every other effort, she turned on them in this way, her eyes flashing through her tears. "Well," she said, la...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217980813

ISBN - 13:9780217980814

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