Through Five Republics on Horseback

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Language: English
Wordcount: 82,621 / 239 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.3
LoC Category: G
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Genre: Travel
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n, or an ecclesiastic of some sort.

Yet, with all this to battle against, the Christian missionary is making his influence felt.

_La Razon_, an important newspaper of Trujillo, in a recent issue says: "In homage to truth, we make known with pleasure that the ministers of Protestantism have benefited this town more in one year than all the priests and friars of the Papal sect have done in three centuries."

"Last year," writes Mr. Milne, of the American Bible Society, "one of our colporteurs in Ayacucho had to make his escape by the roof of a house where he was staying, from a mob of half-castes, led on by a friar. Finding their prey had escaped, they took his clothes and several boxes of Bibles to the plaza of the city and burnt them."

It was not such a going-back as the outside world thought, but, oh, it was a deeply significant one, when recently the leading men of the Republic of Guatemala met together and solemnly threw over the religion of their fathers, which, during 400 years of practice, ha

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