|About the Book|
Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young and his estimable wife have told the story, with illustrations, of their suffering, their toils and their triumphs, for the cause of Christ in the extreme north-west part of the American Continent, substantially as they are presented here, to vast audiences in the Dominion of Canada, and in the United States. Tens of thousands of people have listened, with delight that scarcely knew bounds, to these narratives at the great gatherings of the International Missionary Union at Thousand Island Park- and at the Ocean Grove Camp Ground, and at the Chautauqua Assembly. These will be gratified that Mr. Young has put them in this more enduring form. During the past two winters Mr. Young has retold these stories in the towns and cities of Great Britain, and riveted the attention, and thrilled with enthusiasm, vast audiences in Exeter Hall. The secret of this surpassing and sustained interest in this oft-told tale is not far to seek. The story told over and over retains a freshness like that of the breeze in the tops of the fir-balsams of this far north land, not only from facts themselves, but because Mr. Youngs simple and artless eloquence savors of that of the native American himself- and one listens, as children at hearthstones listen to folk-lore.