THINGS AS THEY ARE
MISSION WORK IN SOUTHERN INDIA
Keswick Missionary C.E.Z.M.S.
AUTHOR OF |FROM SUNRISE LAND,| ETC.
WITH PREFACE BY
[Illustration: Tamil Text: VICTORY TO JESUS' NAME!]
LONDON: MORGAN AND SCOTT (OFFICE OF |=The Christian=|) 12, PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS, E.C. And may be ordered of any bookseller 1905
FIRST EDITION April 1903 Reprinted August 1903 | January 1904 | November 1904 | January 1905
To the Memory of My Dear Friend,
Whose last message to the Band, before her translation on June 16, 1901, was:
|YOU WILL BE IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHT BY THE TIME THIS REACHES YOU, [Illustration: Tamil text: THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S!]|
[Transcriber's Notes vowels with macrons are shown by an equals sign before the vowel in brackets. [=a]
Bold is surrounded by =equal signs=.
Italics are shown by underscores.]
[Illustration: Old India. |You think you know us; you know nothing at all about us!| and the old eyes peer intently into yours, and the old head shakes and he smiles to himself as he moves off. Every bit of this picture is suggestive: the closed door behind, -- only a Brahman may open that door; the mythological carving, -- only a Brahman has the right to understand it; the three-skein cord, -- only a Brahman may touch it. Even the ragged old cloth is suggestive. In old India nothing but Caste counts for anything, and a reigning Prince lately gave his weight in gold to the Brahmans, as part payment for ceremonies which enabled him to eat with men of this old man's social position. Look at the marks on the baby's forehead; they are suggestive too.]