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A In the Heart of India; Or, Beginnings of Missionary Work in Bundela Land, with a Short Chapter on the Characteristics of Bundelkhand and Its People

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...almost motionless. When questions were asked concerning the instruction given, she was the first to answer. As is usual with the blind she possessed a remarkably retentive memory. In the singing of Christian songs she took great delight. This blind. daughter, so quiet and gentle, and attentive to the instruction given, was as different as possible from her bustling mother, who never sought in any way to hinder our teaching, but whose mind seemed engrossed with family cares and neighborhood gossip to the exclusion of any aspiration for things higher and better. The Hindi handbills and illustrated papers which I was accustomed to take with me, not only to the Five Wells, but to the houses visited, were very much soughtafter, and women who could not read, frequently asked for them for sons who at school had learned to read. In several of the families visited, there were bright lads who could read well. They were always pleased to see us, and listened with interest to the lesson given, enjoying especially the questioning which followed, as it gave them an opportunity to show by their answers how well they understood the instruction given, and how much of it they remembered. Simple tracts, such as " The Story of Love," and " The Lost Sheep," were in great request. Frequently one of these tracts was read through at a. visit, and sometimes the reader was a boy belonging to the family visited. To see her son thus honored was always a great delight to the mother, who listened to the reading with beaming face, while glancing now and then at the visitors to see if they fully appreciated the attainments of her cherished boy. Some of the booklets were so frequently read that the women were able to repeat from memory the entire story, the lessons of w... Hide synopsis

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