James Gilmour and His Boys
by Richard Lovett
The Religious Tract Society, 1894, b/w frontispiece, b/w plates, b/w illustrations, fold-out map, hardcover with blue cloth and illustrated boards and spine,
Fair Condition, presentation plate on front flyleaf, small chip/hole to front flyleaf and title pages, cracked spine, staining to cover
'It is written, too, for the most part, not by him who pens this Introduction, but by a great missionary whose name is well known to every reader — James Gilmour, the Apostle of Mongolia. In 1885 his wife, like himself an heroic and devoted missionary, died, and early in 1886 he had to endure another severe trial: he had. To send away to England his two little boys, whom he dearly loved, to be educated. This is a trial-that very many of our noble missionaries and their wives have to endure for the sake of Jesus and His work. And sometimes when, after Six or eight years, they come back and see the boys and girls, who were quite little when they left the heathen lands, grown up to be big boys and girls, they find that they have to begin again to get to know their own children.