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10th, Monday, Asirvadhapuram.- This is a place associated with the
THE LATE MISS CAROLINE LEAKEY. missionary efforts of the Rev. G. Pettitt, who may well be classed with Rhenius as the founder of our C.M.S. Mission in Tinnevelly. The present
NE of the most really interesting and edifying books pastor, the Rev. Perianayagam Arumanayagam, was then a lay teacher, but
we have seen for some time is the Memoir of Miss one who by his Christian integrity and piety gained the confidence of the missionary, and was ordained in 1859. Since then to the present day he,
Caroline W. Leakey, lately written by her sister, has maintained the same Christian character, and proved himself a most
Miss Emily P. Leakey, and published under the title efficient man as the pastor of one of the largest circles in the Megnana
of Clear Shining Light (J. F. Shaw & Co.); and we puram District. He has 1,327 Christians under his care. His kiod, desire to recommend it very warmly to the readers of the GLEANER. humble, and loving deportment gives him great influence in managing the
Caroline Leakey lived for many years the life of a suffering several parties with whom he comes in contact. The candidates for Confirmation were 181. As I catechised some of them, I observed an old
invalid ; but her time and thought and means, and such strength woman who seemed more deeply and intelligently interested in all I said as she had, were devoted with singular whole-heartedness to the than any of the others, and upon inquiry afterwards, the pastor said, “She service of God. She contributed both in poetry and in prose to is a very good old woman, she came over during the famine and has gone the Religious Tract Society's magazines, &c.; her little annual on steadily, striving piously to act as a Christian should.” When I was examining her for Confirmation some time ago, she said, “Sir, there is tracts, published by Shaw, were largely circulated, and much one matter that troubles me much. As a heathen I learnt many songs
valued (one of them is the well-known “God's Tenth ”). She sung at devil worship, and now when I am busy with my hands and ought was mainly instrumental in establishing and carrying on a Home to be thinking of better things, part of these songs will rise up uninten- for Penitents at Exeter ; and she and her sister did much patient tionally to my lips, and I feel ashamed of myself. What am I to do?” work in connection with the juvenile branch of the Exeter Church I think we could hardly expect a higher proof of the change which the Gospel has effected in this good old woman than the tenderness of
Missionary Association. We extract one passage from the conscience which she thus evinced.
Memoir, wherein is illustrated the true spirit in which missionary 28th November, Monday, Suviseshapuram.--At seven in the morning meetings should be planned and carried out. “It relates," says I had the boarding school boys up for a short examination, and then the her sister, " to the largest missionary meeting that was ever held girls of the day school. This school is called “the Florence Monro
in Exeter in connection with any society, and it was all an answer School," as it is partly supported by a lady friend in England.
I have often been struck with the improvement manifest in the features of our Native children after they have begun to learn in our schools, and It was in the year 1875 my sister determined that I should not relinespecially in our boarding schools. Children of very ordinary and even quish a juvenile association for the C.M.S. that I bad carried on for forbidding looks are turned into pleasing and attractive beings. I think nineteen years. She said, “We will pray to have a better annual meeting that this contrast is owing, among other things, to the contrast of the than we have had for years." We prayed earnestly and constantly. beings wbich the heathen and the Christian children are respectively Owen Hay, Esq., R.A, consented to come. I remember going to the taught to worship. On the one hand, the heathen child is accustomed to Rev. W. G. Mallett, in the vestry of Trinity Church, about it. I said, the sight of a hideous-looking idol, most frequently a child-devouring "Mr. Hay is coming : don't you think I might venture to take the large demon! This is the object of its worship, and the worship itself is essen- Victoria Hall?” "I don't think so," he said ; " but if you have faith, do tially awful and disgusting. How can any human being rise above the it by all means." object of its adoration? How can heathen children made familiar with Faitb,” I said to myself, "is it a matter of faith ? if so,
I'll such cruel objects ever wear a gentle, smiling, and attractive face ? On and pray. The result was, faith said, " Take the large hall.” It was the other hand, Christian children, abstracted from all such associations, taken. "I remember our dear veteran C.M.S.-loving clergyman shaking taught to know and love a kind and loving Saviour, trained to feelings of his head at me. I trembled beforehand exceedingly, as I always do at gentleness and pious love, cannot but show something of its influence in all my meetings. Those held quarterly in our own drawing-room cause me their deportment, and in their very faces the expression becomes sometimes much nervous tremulation even now, although I have conducted ninetyangel-like, if not angelic.
nine, as well as twenty-five annual meetings. I have tried to fancy myself standing by and observing a family of The night before came. Sleep almost forsook our pi lows, and we conheathen at their demon worship. I see a little girl looking wildly at tinued praying for the Lord's blessing. I hardly dare relate what I am the demon idol and at the coloured pictures drawn on the wall before going to : but why should I be ashamed to tell the Lord's goodness? I her. She addresses the mother and says, “ What is that figure, and was not asleep, it was no dream; in the early morn quietly and sweetly I what mean ye by this service ?" The mother replies, “See you not the heard the words, “ Fear not, for I am with thee: go in this thy might,' goddess delighting in blood ? The figure in her hands represents an and, as Job has it, “He would put strength in me.” Ob, how quiet infant whom she is devouriog-we are careful for our child, and we desire and trustful were we both after that ! to propitiate the goddess that she may spare our dear one. Here, bow The hour came. I went to the hall. It began to rain, and a quarter down and worship. May the life of this sheep or of this cock be accepted of an hour before the afternoon meeting not a soul had arrived; but for your life, and so may the anger of the demon be appeased.” And before three P.M. the small hall was so crammed (I took the large one for Dow if we might look in at a Christian family on Christmas Day, and the evening only) that no more could be admitted, and people kept on hear the dear 'little girl in the family group ask and say, “ Mother, we saying, “ Why didn't you take the large one ? ” In the evening the went to church and now we are having a feast. What mean ye by this whole place was filled, first with the Sunday-schools, and then hundreds service ?” I think I hear the mother reply, “ Anbai (charity), you are of grown people, till there was no more standing room even. A young old enough now to know that this is the day that the Saviour of the world man came up to me in the middle of the meeting, and said, “I am so was born at Bethlehem--this is the day that the angels sang that beauti- stirred, my heart is burning to speak, do let me. I said, “Go and ask ful hymn which mistress was teaching you last week to sing ; let me hear Mr. Hay,” but he did not like to do that. This young man is now an you repeat it, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will ordained clergyman of the C.M.S., working at Peshawar, North India. toward men. Yes, that is the hymn, and we should all rejoice, for the Usually we get about £5 at our juvenile annual meetings, at this we birth of Jesus is glad tidings of great joy to us and to all people. collected £32. Jesus loves us and loves little children, and I wish you may learn to love Was not this a “ be it unto thee" Him.” Surely children of any sense and feeling at all must feel an influence within, arising from such training, as shall te
For the corresponding meeting the following year, 1876, upon their character and the expression of their countenance.
Caroline Leakey wrote two hymns, one of which was the (To be continued.)
We find it ever new; [theme, Its glorious breadth and length ?
Unlike the fancies of a dream,
Not even they who test it well We find it also true.
Know half its height and strength, CIR, ---Acting upon a suggestion made in a former number of your Church MISSIONARY GLEANER, I have raised the following hardy plants for the
The love of Christ! 'tis still the same The love of Christ ! constrained by it, benefit of the C.M.S. :
As when by Angels sung,
Oh! send the Gospel forth, 5 dozen Canterbury Bells ...
The echoes of the Saviour's Name Bid all who now in darkness sit 5 Foxgloves
Through all creation rung.
Flee from the coming wrath. Chrysanthemums at 3d, each,
The love of Christ ! oh, make it known, 6 Choice Yellow Pansies
Proclaim it far and wide, They are now ready for removal. Early orders are requested,
From east to west, from zone to zone, Post Office, Biggleswade, Beds.
Tell how the Saviour died,
OUR MISSION AT
most populous city in the Punjab, with a population last year of 150,000 souls. While Lahore is the seat of government, Amritsar is the commercial capital, and also the religious centre of the Sikh religion. It derives its name from the sacred pool (amrita saras, fountain of immortality) that surrounds its magnifi
And cent temple, built of marble, with gilded cupolas.*
Amritsar was occupied as a C. M. S. station in 1851, by the Rev. R. Clark and the Rev. T. H. Fitzpatrick. Mr. Clark, who first missionary in the Punjab, is still labouring there as Secretary for the whole Mission. During last year the Rev. W. Keene was the missionary in charge at Amritsar. He has since home on furlough, and has been succeeded by the Rev. T. R. Wade. The Rev. A. T. Fisher is Principal of the High School, and also super- intends the other boys' schools in the city. Mr. H. F. Beutel and Mrs. Reuther have superintended the Boys' and Girls' Orphanages; but the latter having been transferred to Kangra, is now
THE GOLDEN TEMPLE ANDE ceeded by the Rev. Bhola Nath Ghose and Mrs. Ghose, who have been transferred to the city from Mission.” There are four Native clergymen: the Rev. birth, and the adopted the village of Narowal. Miss Henderson is Lady Super- Imad-ud-din, preacher to the Native congregation (with Clark, having been educ intendent of the Alexandra Christian Girls' Boarding a catechist for the pastoral work), and also lecturer and taken very high medical School. She is an agent of the Church of England writer on theological subjects; the Rev. Daud Singh, the Society as a medical Zenana Missionary Society, which is strongly repre- pastor of Clarkabad; the Rev. Mian Sadiq Masih, itine- Scottish lady, who desire sented at Amritsar. Another of its ladies has charge of rating evangelist; and the Rev. Bhola Nath Ghose, to missionary work; and the Lady Lawrence Girls' Schools connected with the hitherto pastor and schoolmaster at Narowal, but now give them special remem C.M.S.; and the rest so combine their operations with transferred to the Girls' Orphanage at Amritsar, as There are 708 souls those of the C.M.S. missionaries, as to make them very above mentioned.
congregations in AMRITS important members of the united " Amritsar Church The Committee have lately added two other mission. Narowal, Batala, Clark * Descriptions of Amritsar and its temple, with other pictures,
aries to the Amritsar staff, viz., the Rev. E. Guilford Fathgarh, Uddoki, Pur appeared in the GLEANER of May, 1875, and May, 1878.
and Dr. Henry Martyn Clark. The latter, an Afghan by number are reckoned th
The principal event of last year at Amritsar was a sad one. It pleased God to lay upon the city a terrible visitation of cholera and fever. Out of the population of 150,000, no less than 10,444 died, and many thousands besides suffered severely. On one day, Oct. 3rd, 268 persons died, the
ordinary death rate per day being twenty-five. But in His infinite mercy God spared the Christians. Not a single adult Christian died ; only five young children. But the effect on the Mission was for the time disastrous. As one of the Zenana ladies wrote, black cloud of sickness and death settled on the city, closing schools and houses, and putting an end to all work but that of ministering to the sick." That work, however, done, as only heroic Christian women could do it. Miss S. S. Hewlett, the devoted medical missionary of the Zenana Society, came back from the hills in the midst of the pestilence, and though ill herself, fearlessly went in and out among the people to relieve their sufferings and point them to the great Healer. Advantage was taken of the visit of the Bishop of Calcutta in November to hold a special service
in the mission church IMMORTALITY, AMRITSAR.
for confession and sup
plication to God on the Rev. R. and Mrs. boys and 51 girls), as well as the 47 Christian girls in behalf of the city, at which both he and the Bishop of Edinburgh, and having the Alexandra School. The adults are a smaller pro. Lahore addressed a large and attentive congregation, bere, offered himself to portion than in many Missions, being only 303 ; and of the former taking as a text the words, “See that
ye ry. He has married a these, 141 are women. There are 61 Christian men at refuse not Him that speaketh.” A meeting of the leadecrate herself with him Amritsar, 22 at Batâla, 65 at Clarkabad, and 14 at the ing Native (non-Christian) gentlemen of the city was at home will not fail to other villages ; which shows that the work is even yet also convened, that the Bishops might express their prayer to God. only in its infancy. But Mr. Keene well observes : sympathy with them. “I trust," wrote the Metroed with the Christian " Thank God, if we cannot point to numbers, we can to politan, " that our meeting may have contributed someout-stations, including men who, for fine intellectual powers, Christian zeal, thing towards strengthening the bonds of union between mdiala, Taran Taran, Christian graces, good sound practical ability, and manly Native and European.” It can scarcely be that this Majitha. But in this independence, are an ornament and strength to the heavy visitation was without a gracious purpose for the of the orphanages (28 Church of this province."
softening of some hearts to receive the divine message.
One of the Zenana ladies wrote, “Being called one day into the The Boys' Orphanage has been removed to the Christian house of a Native doctor, he told me that when he was so ill, and village of Clarkabad, which will enable its excellent superintenhundreds were dying around him, he began to think that this dent, Mr. H. F. Beutel, to wield influence over the people there world was indeed kuchh nahin (nothing at all), and would I come for good. The Native pastor there, the venerable Rev. Daud and teach him and his family about the other world and how to Singh, asked for some help of the kind, both he and his wife get there?” Babu Elias, the oldest catechist in the Mission, being now in poor health. who was baptized in 1854, and has been preaching Christ ever of the Alexandra Christian Girls' Boarding School, the since, wrote : “People were so anxious to find out the source Bishop of Calcutta wrote :and cause of this trouble that I was often and often invited to
It gave me great pleasure to be able to visit this grand school, of which their homes to talk on the subject, which gave me many an I had already beard so much, and I soon came to the conclusion tbat opportunity of gently leading them to Jesus."
grand as are the buildings, they are only in keeping with the very Through the instrumentality of this old evangelist one of the superior character of the work carried on within them. It may be
as I am told, the day of small things in the Punjab so far as great most interesting converts of the year was won to Christ. This
results in the way of conversions from heathepism and Mohammedanism was Kharak Singh, municipal engineer of the city. For six
are concerned, but the stream flowing out from such a school as this must, years Babu Elias was seeking his soul; and he was baptized by in time, have an influence, which will make the wilderness a very garden Mr. Keene on February 10th of this year. Of two female con
of the Lord. I was much struck with the brightness and happiness which verts also Mr. Keene gives an account which cannot be read
seemed to reign over all. without a sense of the “ mysterious way” God moves in, “ His Thus are our brethren and sisters labouring to bring the wonders to perform " :
dwellers in “the Fountain of Immortality” to Him whom the Of six women baptized, five are connected with the medical branch of Psalmist addresses in these words, “ With Thee is the Fountain the Zenana Mission established in this city. Two of these call for special of Life.” God prosper them and their work ! remark, because the foundation of their knowledge of Christianity was laid some thirty years ago by an honoured lady, Mrs. Fitzpatrick, the wife of one of the founders of this Mission.
ANOTHER CONVERT FROM THE TELUGU CASTE In those early days," the day of small things,” Mrs. F. made an attempt
GIRLS' SCHOOL. to teach the women of this city. Adjoining the room she took in the
MASULIPATAM, June 26th, 1882. city, in the next house, lived two Kashmiri girls, the daughters of a
EAR MR. EDITOR, -As an account has lately been sent you pashmina merchant. These girls said, “We cannot visit you unless you make a hole in the wall—then we will come and see you." This was done,
of the conversion of Seshamma, the first-fruit gathered into
the visible Church of Christ from our Caste Girls' Schools, and these two girls came under Mrs. F.'s instruction and her high Christian influence.
it will, I think, interest our friends to know that another
girl, named Paidamma, also a widow of the Sudra caste, has Mrs. F. eventually left for Multin with her husband, and the instruction given does not appear to have been followed up by any other schools, and left about five years ago, while still quite a child. Since then
followed in her steps. She was educated in one of our lady. The girls did not, however, pass entirely out of sight, nor were they entirely unheard of. The wife of a Native Christian of this Mission
she seems to have been lost sight of, and has had no instruction whatever.
However, what she learned of the love of Jesus when at school was deeply was attacked by a terrible bodily affection. And who were the nurses of impressed upon her heart, and, though lost to external Christian iuthis afflicted woman? Why, these two Moslem women, who under very fluences, the Holy Spirit has been her Teacher, watering the seed sown, trying surroundings, for the disease was a loathsome one, with assiduity and from that time to this she has refused to worship idols, and has prayed and love exbibited the spirit of another Master than him to whom
to Jesus as her Saviour. they were tied by their bereditary profession. A poble Christian lady of the American Presbyterian Mission was in the babit, during her journeys where Sesbamma was staying, and stated her earnest desire to be a Chris
One Sunday, about a month ago, she went to Anantam Garu's house, up and down the railway, to take up her position in the third-class
tian. Anantam Garu, not knowing anything about her, advised her to carriages allotted to Native women, for the purpose of instructing her fellow-travellers. On one of these occasions, while engaged in her work
go home again, and take the opportunity of learning more about Christ of love, a woman at the other end of the carriage opened her mouth and
before taking the decisive step of joining the Christians, which would ingave utterance to her knowledge of the Gospel. When asked where she
volve the breaking of caste, and separation from her relatives ; but it was had learned this, she answered, from Mrs. Fitzpatrick. These are the only
with great difficulty that he could persuade her to leave the house. two episodes which to our knowledge occurred between those early days would not at first believe that she was not there still. When asked why
Soon after she had gone, her mother and sister came to look for her, and and what took place at the end of the last year. Then one of them fell ill , and the lady ia charge of the medical hospital talking to us about Jesus Christ, and telling us it is wrong to worship
they should suppose she would remain there, they said, “Oh, she is always was in the providence of God led to pay her a visit. She became an
idols.' This independent testimony to her sincerity encouraged us to inmate of the hospital, and again came under Christian instruction there. They both came several times to me for examination, previous to their
hope that she would come again ; and most thankful were we when she baptism, which holy rite was administered to them by me on December
appeared again the following Sunday, having managed to slip away from 28th last. Is not this narrative adother striking instance of those words
her home, where she had been carefully watched all the week. Anantam so often fulfilled, “ Cast thy bread upon the waters : for thou shalt find it
Garu sent her on to our house, where she would be safer in the event of after many days ” ?
our deciding to let her stay. We asked her what she would do if her
relations came, and cried, and beat themselves, to try and make her go All the schools and institutions suffered by the epidemic. back with them. She said, “I will stay here : Jesus has died to save me The High School, which had done extremely well in the Govern
from my sins." We were a little puzzled as to her age ; but, on hearing ment examinations, was closed for a time, and on re-opening, its
from the collector that if we were reasonably assured that she was over
sixteen, we might safely keep her without being subject to the penal law, numbers were greatly reduced. In August there were 703 we no longer hesitated, but sent word to tell her relations of the step she names on the books of this and the other boys' schools ; at the was about to take. They have been to see her several times, and seem close of the year there were 558. In the Girls' Orphanage, not
satisfied that she is quite happy here. Though there have been tears shed a single girl escaped the fever; yet every one, by God's mercy,
on both sides, it is a matter for thankfulness that there has been none of
that violence which so often characterises interviews of this kind. We recovered. This institution has been admirably conducted by hope that in a few weeks' time she will be publicly received into the conMrs. Reuther. In March last year the Bishop of Lahore con- gregation of Christ's flock by baptism. firmed eleven girls. During his stay at Amritsar he visited the In Paidamma we have a striking instance of the silent way in which orphanage and wrote in the Log Book : “ The work is honest
the Holy Spirit sometimes works, and it is most encouraging to think
that of the hundreds of children who leave our schools, and then hear and thorough, pursued vigorously and with true aims, and pains nothing more of Jesus, there may be very many who, like Paidamma, will not be spared to raise up a valuable class of Christian have received a lasting impression, but whose names will only be known mothers, whose lives will be bright and speechful examples to when He cometh to make up His jewels. May we all be led to pray more their Indian sisters, exercising an attractive influence Christ- earnestly and believingly for these dear children who are taught in our wards."
schools, and who in after life may exercise an untold influence for evil or good upon the homes of India !
AGNETA JANE PEEL,
THE STORY OF THE LIFE OF DR. KRAPF,
quantity of sugar-cane, a most welcome discovery. I immediately cut off
a number of canes and, after peeling them, chewed some of them, taking The Pioneer-Missionary of East Africa.
the remainder with me. The horizon began soon to blush with the TOLD BY HIMSELF.
crimson of morning, and warned me to look out again for a hiding-place;
so as I saw at a little distance a huge tree, the large branches of which IX.-MORE ADVENTURES IN UKAMBANI-FURTHER TRAVELS—
drooped till they touched the grassy ground beneath, I concealed myself RETURN TO EUROPE.
under it at daybreak. When it was quite day I climbed the tree to UGUST 28th, 1851.-After climbing the mountaiŋ for some ascertain my whereabouts; and great was my astonishment to find myself
all of a sudden I observed a man and woman standing near Mount Kidimui ; so that there were yet thirty-six leagues to be on a rock which projected from it, and tried to conceal traversed before I could reach Yata. myself behind a bush, but they had seen me and came Towards noon I was very nearly discovered by some women who were
towards me. By the aid of my telescope, I discovered gathering wood only thirty races from my hiding-place; for one of them that these people were Wakamba. They called me by my name, and I was making straight for the tree under which I was lying, when her child, came out of my hiding-place and went towards them and recognised which she had put on the ground some sixty paces off of it, began to cry them. We were heartily glad to see each other, and they inquired bitterly, which made her retrace her steps to quiet it. After I had been anxiously about Kivoi and our caravan, but I could only tell them of kept in suspense for an hour, oscillating between fear and hope, the women what had befallen myself.
took their loads of wood upon their backs and made haste to their village. August 29th.— In the evening we reached the plantations of the My flight from the Dana to Kidimui was very different from the present Wakamba, and with nightfall arrived at the village of Umama, a relation one; then I traversed a country both level and uninhabited, and could of Kiroi's. From Umama we heard that many fugitives had already journey by day as well as by night; but now I could progress only by returned, but that four Wakamba, with Kivoi and one of his wives, had night, and in a region full of thorns, holes, and villages, liable to be disbeen killed.
covered at any moment and to be put to death as a magician, or detained August 30th.—The Wakamba have been extremely cold in their | in captivity until a ransom came from the coast. demeanour towards me. One or two bananas and a few beans were all [After many further adventures, the journal proceeds :--) that they gave me for breakfast, although I was very hungry; and some September 13th. We reached Yata in safety, and the whole population of them visited Umama, and said openly, “ The Musungu is a wicked of the village was in a state of excitement and came forth to see and man," for not having protected Kivoi and his caravan, whilst several were greet me, some Wakamba who had come from Kitui having spread the of opinion that I ought to be punished by death. Knowing the super- news that I had been killed along with Kivoi. stitious and capricious character of the people, I had little doubt of some September 17th.—I quitted Yata with painful feelings. It grieved me homicidal attempt, and, therefore, resolved to escape.
not to have been privileged to make a longer missionary experiment in August 31st.-In the afternoon two Wakamba made their appearance, Ukambani, as I could not feel satisfied that a mission in this country and carried me off to the village of Kitetu, and on the way I was forced would not succeed, as the people of Yata had behaved with friendliness to halt in the middle of a village because the whole population wanted to towards me; yet, situated as I was, my further stay was impossible. stare at me.
September 28th.—In the evening, weary and worn, I reached my hut September 4th.—I was yesterday convinced of the murderous designs in Rabbai Mpia, where I found my friends well with the exception of harboured against me by Kivoi’s relatives, and resolved to escape by night. Kaiser and Metzler, who were still ill with fever, as I had left them in Before I lay down in the evening I put some food and a calabash with July. It had long been given out on the coast that I was dead, so the water all ready for my flight. After midnight, about two in the morning, joy of my friends, as well as of the Wanika, was proportionately great I rose from my bard couch and, not without a beating of the heart, when they saw me come back alive. opened the door of the hut. It consisted of heavy billets of wood, the [Dr. Krapf then resumes his general narrative :-) Wakamba having no regular doors, but piling up logs above each other in After my return on the 30th September, 1851, to Rabbai from my the aperture of the habitation. Kitetu and his family did not hear the Ukambani journey I continued, as formerly, to visit the scattered Wanika noise necessarily made by the displacement of this primitive door, and and to preach the Gospel to them. In October of that year Rebmann after I had made an opening in it sufficient to creep out I gained the went to Egypt, to marry an amiable English lady, who had already exterior of the but, and hung the cowhide, on which I had been sleeping, proved her aptitude for missionary life amongst the heathen whilst over the aperture, lest the cold wind, blowing into the hut, should awaken residing with the wife of missionary Lieder at Cairo. Soon afterwards I its inmates before the usual hour; and fortunately there were no dogs in resolved to visit Usambara a second time, being desirous of knowing the inclosure. I now bent my steps in a south-westerly direction towards whether King Kmeri was disposed to fulfil the promise made by him in & village which I had noticed the day before; as for several days the year 1848, and at what place he would allow the station to be estabpreviously, I had been inquiring after the route, preparatory to my flight lished. This second expedition was carried out in the period between the to Yata. When day dawned I sought concealment upon the slope of a hill, 10th of February and the 14th of April, 1852. On my return from which was covered with grass and bushes, and though my hiding-place Usambara I had the pleasure of greeting my dear fellow-labourer was not far from a village, for I could hear the Wakamba talking, I lay Rebmann and bis wife. Erhardt had meanwhile pretty well finished the whole day hidden in the grass.
the building in Kisuludini, so that the two missionaries could now September 5th.-At nightfall I quitted my hiding-place and continued occupy their pretty residence there, while I remained in the old hut in my journey towards Yata. I had an additional reason to reach it as the Kaya, making from it daily excursions to the Wanika. I endeavoured, quickly as possible, in the fear that my people might have seized upon my moreover, to organise in the Kaya itself a regular congregation, which property, on hearing, as was very probable, that I had been killed. The was joined every morning by some neighbouring families and my servants, tall grass and the thorns sadly obstructed my path, and made my progress when after prayers I explained to them the gospels according to the order slower than I could have wished. Often in the darkness I fell into pits in which they are to be read in the Church. or over stones, and the thorns, those relentless tyrants of the wilderness, It was late in the autumn of 1853 that I was compelled to leave made sad havoc with my clothes. Wishing to husband my little stock of Rabbai, and to return to Europe for the restoration of my health. provisions, I plucked as I passed through the plantations of the Wakamba Rebmann and his wife were now alone at the station, as Erhardt was in green Mbellasi
, a kind of bean, and thrust them into my pockets. About Usambara, and on the 25th of September I took leave of my dear friends midnight I stumbled on the sandy bed of a forest brook, and became from whom I had experienced so much love. Leaving Mombaz in October
to I meet with it in a sandpit, which, no doubt, had been dug by wild beasts, steamer, to Trieste. I reached the dear fatherland, Würtemberg, about Thanking God for this meroy, I drank plentifully, and then filled my Christmas, but in a very enfeebled condition. calabash. After a while I came to marshy ground, where I noticed a
(To be concluded in our next.)