This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...and put under the care of
Sir John Logan, M.D., for education, who was a member of the
Presbyterian Church; and Mr. Guise, of the civil service, who was a
decided Christian, was appointed the prince's tutor. The prince,
Dulcep Singh, wished to have some one of good birth and talents for
a companion; and a young Bra.hmin, namcd Bhajan Lnl, who had been
educated in the Mission school, was chosen for this position. The
rest of the story we relate in the language of the book, as found
in pp. 51, 52, of " The Land of the Veda: " He soon enjoyed the
entire confidence of the young Maharajah. Bhajan was in the habit
of studying the Bible in his leisure moments; and the prince, two
or three times having come upon him thus en ed, was led to inquire
what book it was that so interested him. He was told, and at his
request Bhajan promised to read and explain the word of God to him,
but on condition that it should not be known. The riests of his own
religion that had accompanied iim from the Punjab, and were
training him in the tenets of their faith, were soon seen by him in
a new light as he continued to read the Scriptures. When he began
to compare them, in all their mummery, immorality, and
covetousness, with the purity and spirituality of the Christians
around him, whose lives and examples he had carefully noted, a
feeling of disgust with heathenism, and a preference and love for
the reli 'on of the Bible, sprang up in his heart, to whic he soon
gave expression. Thus the reading of God's holy word, taught and
explained even by a heathen youth and a Brahmin, led the Mahnrajah
to give up idolatry, and to express a desire to break his caste and
be baptized. The priests were amazed and confounded, and ofiered
|Country of origin:
American Bible Society
||246 x 189 x 38mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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