By: Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893)
Ned Franks, a one-armed Christian sailor, returns to his sister's home after several years away at sea. She and her son are not Christians, and are cold toward him, viewing him as a hindrance and expense. By his upright, kind behavior and willingness to work, he soon begins supporting himself and becomes well-liked in the community, especially by the children. Various other characters face and overcome challenges, including a servant girl who breaks a habit of dishonesty and a Jew who is faced with the reality that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. The design of this story is unique, as each chapter demonstrates a new fruit of the Spirit as described in Galatians 5:22-23. Excellent for children and adults of all ages.