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(without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... 40 marks; the thirty three years of our Lord by 33 points,
followed by a cross; and the eighteen centuries and thirty-nine
years since, by 8 marks and 39 points, would pretty well answer his
design, in giving him a chance to show the beginning of the world,
the creation, the fall of angels, of Adam, the promise of a Savior,
the time of his birth, and his death upon the cross, as well as the
mission of the Apostles. The plan was a great success. After eight
days explanation, the chief and his companions became masters of
the subject; and, having learned to make the sign of the cross and
to sing one or two canticles in Chinook jargon, they started for
home well satisfied, with a square rule thus marked, which they
called: Sahale stick, (Boi& d'en haut.) That plan was
afterwards changed from a rnle to a large chart containing the
great epochs of the world, such as the Deluge, the Tower of Babel,
the ten commandments of God, the 12 apostles, the seven sacraments
affd precepts of the Church; these being very useful to enable the
missionary the teaching of the Indians and whites. It was called,
"The Catholic Ladder."," The fruits of this long mission were very
consoling. The women, grown boys and girls, had learned their
prayers in part, and some of the catechism; and the younger
children, some part of their prayers. The first strophe of several
canticles, in French and Chinook, had been learned, and were sung
alternately by the two choirs of men, women and children, after the
chant of the other strophes by a solus. By that means, the offices,
on Sunday, at mass and vespers, were rendered pretty solemn and
attractive. The number of baptisms were 28, of which, 20 were
Indian children, and 7 were adult women; thus in adding the 7 made
in December last, we will have 34 ...
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