Yarns on India is a collection of inspiration talks intended for 12-16 year old boys attending Boys’ Brigade meetings. It includes material on William, Carey Alexander Duff, Theordore Pennell and number of other missionaries. My thanks to Redcliffe College for making a copy o this book available for scanning and to the Church Mission Society for their kind permission to place it on-line.
J. Claverdon Wood, Yarns on Heroes of India, 5th edn. London: Church Missionary Society, 1922. Pbk. pp.95. [Click to download complete book in PDF]
- Map of India
- Given to the Flames – William Carey
- Cast Up by the Sea – Alexander Duff
- A Massacre That Made a Man Think – Shekh Salih
- Cursed by a Brahman – Subrahmaniam
- A Mountain Tiger in His Den – Theodore Pennell
- A Fight With Death – Emilie Posnett
- Making Men Out of Jellyfish – Tyndale-Biscoe
- The Wolf of Attock – Dilawur Khan
- A Soldier of Nepal – “Nepali”
“YARNS ON HEROES OF INDIA” is the third of a series of text-books prepared for those who work among boys aged twelve to sixteen. It is thus specially suitable for Boys’ Brigade Officers and Scoutmasters. It is written in the belief that stories of missionary adventure appeal to the instincts of hero worship and space hunger, which develop in a boy at this age, and will not only create missionary interest, but will also have a powerful influence in the development of Christian character. Such stories represent Christianity in action, and often show the meaning of Bible truths even better than direct lessons on the Bible itself.
The Yarns themselves are historically true. The realistic detail and local colour give accurate setting without doing violence to the essential facts. [Continue reading]