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The Children of Madagascar free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. TRUE STORIES OF MALAGASY CHILDREN. I.--A Story of the Persecutions. (Translated from a native account.) DURING the reign of Queen Rab6donandrianampoinimerina, a public proclamation was made that all the Christians, or ' praying people, ' as they were called, should accuse themselves to the government, and 'those who do not report themselves, ' said the word of the Queen, 'but whom I hear of from others, I shall consider as guilty.' When the time appointed in the Queen's proclamation arrived, an immense crowd of people assembled at Analakely, a plain to the north-west of the capital. Many of those who had professed Christianity came to report themselves, and some of the great officers of State were sent down by the Queen to hear their statements. Then those who were to accuse themselves came forward one by one, and some of them cursed and swore that they would not pray any more to that Jehovah, 'ancestor of the white men, ' and the majority of them professed that they would discontinue the praying altogether. At last a beautiful young girl came forward, who was the only daughter of her father and mother. When the chief of the Queen's officers saw her, he said: 'Tell me, girl: what do you mean by praying to these ancestors of the white men?' The child looked up at him and replied: 'When I look at your bloodshot eyes' (for the officer was a drunkard) ' and fierce countenance, and hear your dreadful voice, you would expect that I should tremble and have nothing to answer you, but give way at once- but look you, now you are sitting in judgment on me, but hereafter both you and I will be judged by Jesus Christ- now your eyes are red and terrible-looking, and every one who sees you is afraid, but I tell you that hereafter you will be

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Author : Herbert F Standing
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230324925
EAN : 9781230324920
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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