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The Story of John G. Paton

Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,726 / 332 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.9
LoC Categories: BV, CT
Downloads: 766
Added to site: 2009.02.09
mnybks.net#: 23384
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Biography

Abridgment of The autobiography of John G. Paton, published in 1889.

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urs, as if for private study and meditation. It was a very excusable curiosity that led the young bright heart of the girl to watch him devoutly reading and hear him reverently reciting (though she knew not then, it was Ralph Erskine's Gospel Sonnets, which he could say by heart sixty years afterwards, as he lay on his bed of death); and finally that curiosity awed itself into a holy respect, when she saw him lay aside his broad Scotch bonnet, kneel down under the sheltering wings of some tree, and pour out all his soul in daily prayers to God. As yet they had never spoken. What spirit moved her, let lovers tell--was it all devotion, or was it a touch of unconscious love kindling in her towards the yellow-haired and thoughtful youth? Or was there a stroke of mischief, of that teasing, which so often opens up the door to the most serious step in all our lives? Anyhow, one day she slipped in quietly, stole away his bonnet, and hung it on a branch near by, while his trance of devotion made him oblivious

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