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The Militants Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World   By: (1860-1936)

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In Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews' gripping collection, The Militants: Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World, readers are invited to delve into the complex lives and struggles of individuals driven to fight for their beliefs.

Through a series of interconnected stories, Andrews vividly portrays a diverse array of characters, each engaged in their own personal battles, whether they be religious, philosophical, or political. From the selfless bravery of a soldier torn between loyalty to his country and his own principles, to the spiritual journey of a dedicated parson grappling with doubt and faith, these narratives present a rich tapestry of human experience.

What makes this collection particularly remarkable is Andrews' ability to craft characters that feel wholly authentic and relatable. Each tale, while fictional, is written with such precision and empathy that it becomes impossible not to develop an emotional connection with the individuals within. Their dilemmas and triumphs become our own, leaving us pondering deeper questions about morality, sacrifice, and the complexities of human nature.

Furthermore, Andrews' writing style is as compelling as the stories she tells. With a delicate balance of vivid description, sharp dialogue, and introspective observations, she effortlessly captures the essence of each character and setting. Her prose flows with a graceful rhythm, allowing the reader to become fully immersed in the world she has created.

Another noteworthy aspect of The Militants is the diversity of perspectives it presents. By featuring protagonists from various walks of life, Andrews encourages readers to confront their preconceived notions and explore the motivations behind the actions of others. In doing so, she challenges us to consider the similarities that bind us all, despite our differences.

If there is one area where The Militants falls slightly short, it is in the pacing of some of the stories. While the majority of them maintain an engaging momentum, a few of the shorter tales feel rushed, leaving the reader wanting more. Nonetheless, this minor flaw does not detract from the overall strength and impact of the collection.

In conclusion, The Militants: Stories of Some Parsons, Soldiers, and Other Fighters in the World is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read. Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews masterfully combines exceptional storytelling with deep philosophical exploration, resulting in a work that will captivate readers from beginning to end. This collection serves as a reminder of the profound power of individual conviction and the potential for great change, making it a must-read for anyone seeking a stimulating literary experience.

First Page:

THE MILITANTS

"The sword of the Lord and of Gideon."

BOOKS BY MARY R.S. ANDREWS

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

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[Illustration: "I took her in my arms and held her."]

THE MILITANTS

STORIES OF SOME PARSONS, SOLDIERS

AND OTHER FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD

BY

MARY RAYMOND SHIPMAN ANDREWS

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1907

Published, May, 1907

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF A MAN WHO WAS WITH HIS WHOLE HEART A PRIEST AND WITH HIS WHOLE STRENGTH A SOLDIER OF THE CHURCH MILITANT.

JACOB SHAW SHIPMAN

CONTENTS

I. The Bishop's Silence

II. The Witnesses

III. The Diamond Brooches

IV. Crowned with Glory and Honor

V. A Messenger

VI. The Aide de Camp

VII. Through the Ivory Gate

VIII. The Wife of the Governor

IX. The Little Revenge

ILLUSTRATIONS

"I took her in my arms and held her"

"Many waters shall not wash out love", said Eleanor

He stared into the smoldering fire

"Look!" he said, and Miles swung about toward the ridge behind

"I got behind a turn and fired as a man came on alone"

"I reckon I shall have to ask you to not pick any more of those roses," a voice said

"You see, the boat is very new and clean, Miss," he was saying

I felt myself pulled by two pairs of hands

THE BISHOP'S SILENCE

The Bishop was walking across the fields to afternoon service... Continue reading book >>




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