All the world Volume 29
ISBN 1130399311 (1-130-39931-1)
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Softcover, RareBooksClub.com, 2012
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Book summary: 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. 1908 Excerpt: ...came back on the breeze. Presently they caught sight of the foundering lugger, and with a shout of encouragement and good will they bore down upon her, and with much difficulty every soul was saved alive. When Jack found himself in the life-boat he thanked God on his own and his comrades' behalf for deliverance from imminent and deadly peril, and, famishing with cold though he was, he declined the kindly offers of brandy. Instead, he sat with his arms about the mainmast which he hugged most gratefully, and continued humming to himself the song which had been the means of attracting the attention of the life-boat. Like Jack, the man from Findochty was an Army convert of long ago, who, during many years of stress and storm, has kept his colours as a Salvationist nailed to the mast, always ready, in port or out, to witness for Jesus. Not long after his conversion, when taking MacDuff harbour in the early morning with a north-east gale blowing, the steering gear went wrong, and in a few minutes they were driven ashore, where the vessel became a total wreck. Through the swift and ready help of those ashore they were saved from a watery grave. That was fifteen days after our comrade's conversion. "It's a guid thing to realise that you have a praying wife at sich times, ye ken," he murmured before going off into a deep soliloquy. One Sunday night he sang "My times are in Thy hands" with special fervour, for he had a strange presentiment of impending danger. Coming through the channel shortly after with a strong gale blowing from the S.S.E., the boat with her crew of seven was almost engulfed. Every man on board was converted, and though the tempest roared there was not the slightest sign of fear upon any face; indeed, the men scurried about the...
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