Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler

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Author: Pardee Butler
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,628 / 288 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 241
Added to site: 2006.07.09
mnybks.net#: 14088
Genres: Biography, Religion
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om home, and driving a horse, which, though of fine appearance, was badly wind-broken. At times the horse appeared perfectly sound, and at one of those times Bro. Butler was offered a handsome sum for him.

"No," said Bro. Butler, "I can not take that sum for the horse, he is badly wind-broken."

"Why didn't you take it? the man was a jockey, anyhow;" asked some one in my hearing.

"'Because,' was the ringing answer, 'I think less of the price of a horse than of my own soul.'"

About that time father began teaching school in neighboring districts, which he followed for several years. But all of his spare time was spent in studying the Bible, church history, the writings of A. Campbell, and other religious books. It was at that time that he began committing the New Testament to memory.

Grandfather Butler and Samuel Green were the leaders of the new organization, as they had been of the Baptist Church, in Eld. Newcomb's absence--for he was away evangelizing much of the time. They

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