An Australian in China

Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey Across China to Burma

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,110 / 265 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,525
Added to site: 2006.09.05
mnybks.net#: 14536
Genre: Travel
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ce Christians," those spurious Christians who become converted in return for being provided with rice, are just those who profit by these differences of opinion, and who, with timely lapses from grace, are said to succeed in being converted in turn by all the missions from the Augustins to the Quakers.

Every visitor to Hankow and to all other open ports, who is a supporter of missionary effort, is pleased to find that his preconceived notions as to the hardships and discomforts of the open port missionary in China are entirely false. Comfort and pleasures of life are there as great as in any other country. Among the most comfortable residences in Hankow are the quarters of the missionaries; and it is but right that the missionaries should be separated as far as possible from all discomfort--missionaries who are sacrificing all for China, and who are prepared to undergo any reasonable hardship to bring enlightenment to this land of darkness.

I called at the headquarters of the Spanish mission of

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