Tales of Foreign Lands - Vol. 1 & 2

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  • Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 1)
  • Wonderful addition to your family library
  • Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 2)
  • Tales for young readers
  • Adventures in foreign mission lands
Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 1) Fr. Joseph Spillmann was born at Zug, Switzerland, April 22, 1842. He joined the Jesuits and in 1874 was ordained priest. Due to his poetic gifts he was assigned to work on various periodicals. Spillmann's literary activity resulted chiefly from his connection with these periodicals, especially the Katholische Missionen, which he edited from 1880-90. His Tales of Foreign Lands series contains 21 booklets, consisting of edifying and tastefully illustrated stories for the young. They have been translated into many languages. Newly reprinted by Angelus Press, Volume One combines four of these stories into a single volume.
Love Your Enemies The Maoris of New Zealand have had enough of being cheated by the English and rebel. Meanwhile, the Patrick O'Neal family, trying to start a new life there, are overtaken by a marauding tribe and must flee for their lives, all the while trying to practice in earnest that hardest of Christian maxims: Love Your Enemies.
Maron It is Lebanon in 1860, and the Druses are persecuting the Christians under the complicit eye of the Turkish government. The Mufti of Sidon incites the mob to kill the Christian dogs even as his son Ali, sickened by the slaughter, helps his Christian friend Maron flee to the hills, and learns from his actions the reality of grace and the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
The Festival of Corpus Christi Don Pedro and his nephew have accepted their government's commission to shut down the Jesuit missions in Bolivia. Reaching the mission, they discover a village where the Indians are living a civilized, Christian life. Their preparations for the annual Corpus Christi procession and the taming of a savage tribe form the backdrop of this tale.
The Cabin Boys It is 1798, the ninth year of the bloody French Revolution, and fifteen-year-old Paul and twelve-year-old Albert embark as cabin boys on a sea voyage with unusual cargo in the hold: 200 priests, condemned to forced labor in Cayenne. Gripping adventures await the boys, aided by wise priests at sea and on land, until the tale brings them back home again.

Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 2)

The Shipwreck The world of the Irish lad Willy Brown is turned upside-down when his sinister uncle appears on the doorstep to take his schoolmate Joseph, a Chinese orphan, away with him aboard the good ship St. George. The two boys find themselves together on the high sea when the captain plots a perilous scheme to stage a shipwreck. But things gets out of control when a mighty hurricane steers the ship off the coast of the Solomon Islands, driving them to crash upon the reefs of a cannibal-infested island.
Crosses and Crowns The story opens with a scene from the pages of history: The Emperor Tue-Dueck, a terrible persecutor of Christians, lay dying. The young Christian page, Thuan, is at the Emperor's bedside and tells him how he may yet defeat the dragon tormenting him and obtain eternal life, holding out to him a crucifix. The emperor's rage at the sight of the cross earns the boy a flogging, and soon a new persecution is unleashed. The Christian spirit shines through in all his actions in this mission land where bloody persecution is still a threat to those who hold the faith of Christ.
Prince Arumugam Having been cured by Father Francis after the native doctors and snake-charmers failed, Arumugam asks of his father, the rajah, to let him go to the missioner's school. The rajah consents, on condition that the priest not try to convert his son. The priest agrees, and the child Arumugam enters the school. But the progress of Arumugam towards Christianity, and his courage to profess his beliefs in the face of his father's tenacious opposition, is challenged by the rajah's plans to uproot his son's new-found faith by all means fair and foul.
The Pirate's Prisoner For hundreds of years, Moorish slave owners furrowed the waters of the Mediterranean in search of human prey for the slave markets of Northern Africa. Little Francesco goes down to the water's edge alone to await his father's return from the sea. Instead of meeting his father, lurking pirates carry him off to their ship. The pirate Achmed hopes to induce the boy to become a Muslim and his successor, while the boy's father tries desperately to ransom his beloved son.

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Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 1)
  • Author: Fr. Joseph Spillmann
  • 320 Pages
  • Softcover
Tales of Foreign Lands: Catholic Stories of Adventure in the Mission Lands (Vol 2)
  • Author: Fr. Joseph Spillmann
  • 332 Pages
  • Softcover
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Tales of Foreign Lands - Vol. 1 & 2