Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary

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Language: English
Wordcount: 134,460 / 376 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 679
mnybks.net#: 4453
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Psychology

This book, of sensational vogue among the pious, has much of interest to psychoanalysts. "It was the Dream of my girlhood to be a missionary to Calabar." In time this was gratified and it is not surprising that a principal item of her interests was the rescue and nurture of twin-infants.

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ly were delicate, and it was not long before Mary was left with only two sisters and a brother--Susan, John, and Janie. Mrs. Slessor's fragility prevented her battling successfully with trial and misfortune, but no children could have been trained with more scrupulous care. "I owe a great debt of gratitude to my sainted mother," said Mary, long afterwards. Especially was she solicitous for their religious well- being. On coming to Dundee she had connected herself with Wishart Church in the east end of the Cowgate, a modest building, above a series of shops near the Port Gate from the parapets of which George Wishart preached during the plague of 1544. Here the children were sent to the regular services--with a drop of perfume on their handkerchiefs and gloves and a peppermint in their pockets for sermon-time--and also attended the Sunday School.

Mary's own recollection of herself at this period was that she was "a wild lassie." She would often go back in thought to these days, and incidents would flash int

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