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REV. ELLIS.JAMES J.
"A man who has achieved for himself a deathless fame, and concern-
ing whom generations to come will doubtless feel a laudable and
"reverential curiosity. Dr. Campbell, on John Williams.
: : lemlno 1F3, 1Rev>ell :jf
New York: Chicago:
12 bible house, astor place. 148 and 150 madison street,
publisbcr of Evangelical literatureUNIFORM WITH "JOHN WILLIAMS."
Croicn Svo, 160 pages. Many Illustrations, Cloth extra.
David Livingstone: His Labours and His Legacy. By
Arthur Montefiore, F.R.G.S.,Author of "H.M.Stanley,
the African Explorer."
Lady Missionaries in Foreign Lands. By Mrs. E. R.
"Pitman, Author of Yestina's Martyrdom," &c. &c.
William Carey, tlie Shoemaker who became the Father
and Founder Modern Missions. By Rev. B.of J. Myers,
Association Secretary, Baptist Missionary Society.
Robert Moffat, the Missionary Kuruman.Hero of
By David DeanE;J. Author of "Martin Luther, the
Reformer," "John Wicliffe," &c.
James Chalmers, Missionary and Explorer of Raratonga
Newand Guinea. By William Robson, of the London
Missionary Society.
Griflath John, Founder of the Hankow Mission, Central
China. By William Robson, of the London Missionary
Society.
Bishop Patteson, the Martyr of Melanesia. By Jesse
Page.
Robert Morrison, the Pioneer of Chinese Missions.
By William J. Townsend, General Secretary of the
Methodist New Connexion Missionary Society ; Author
" Schoolmenof The Great of the Middle Ages."
the SlaveSamuel Crowther; Boy who became Bishop of
"the Niger. ByJesse Page, Author of Bishop Patteson,
Melanesia."the Martyr of
Thomas J. Comber, Missionary Pioneer to the Congo.
By Rev. J. B. Myers, Association Secretary, Baptist
Missionary Society.—
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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
A WORD WITH MANY ECHOES, I796-1816.
PAGE
pictures Beginning to live, and led by a straw—BoyhoodTwo —
Offers for MissionThe Mechanic—Sunday-School work—
— " completedservice "Tha' twa callants —The half man
home on board ship, . . . . . . -13At
CHAPTER H.
FRIENDS, 1816-1822.A STRANGER WITH MANY
First sight of Slavery—The danger of speaking one's mind
his first ship—Raiatea, remarkable incidents, asBuilding
—overthrow of "Pointing to the Cross"the Idolatry
"" God to grow —ChapelMoney for causing the Word of
— —Discouraged—Infanti-building "Bring out that pig"
new birth of thecide—The death of one parent and the
Deputation,other—Purchase of a Ship—Visit of the 25—
VI CONTENTS.
CHAPTER III.
A VOYAGE WITH MANY DISCOVERIES, 1823-1827.
PAGE
Instructions to Native Teachers, work well and pray much
""Watched with rat's eyes —The Word taking root at
— —Aitutaki "Roasting stones" "All heads equal at
—" "in theirMangaia " Birds with teeth heads —Discovery
of Raratonga—Sale of the Endeavour—Arks of Satan
—Removing the settlement A Native cure for a scolding
wife,........... 46
CHAPTER IV.
A TROUBLE WITH MANY BLESSINGS, 1827-I83O.
Second visit to Raratonga—Narrow escape from death—Making
chips talk—Privations—Evil customs—Building a ship

**Visit of three vessels Hinges all over me," ... 58
CHAPTER V.
A SOWING WITH MANY HARVESTS, 183O-1832,
— "*'Voyage to Samoa Sweet as a rat —A savage—Turned
back—A tyrannical Chief—Arrival at — ProvidentialSavaii
preparations—Narrow escape from being shot—Try and
— —trust Adventure with Bats Old blind Me—Death of
Tamatoa—Hurricane at Raratonga, . . . . • IZ
CHAPTER VI.
A WANDERER WITH MANY HOMES, 1832-1834.
— "Second voyage to Samoa " Turningmen to religion —A Preach-
ing Chief—Reach Savaii—Hymns—Native Teacher's Story
Stone Registers Call at Keppel's— Island—Spring a leak
Repairing the Ship—Arrival at Raratonga,.... 99