Religion: Prayers in Prison

On Dec. 8, 1941, the Anglican Bishop of South Tokyo heard, to his "complete amazement," that war had begun. Six hours later, four Jap policemen dropped in, took him to a police station, frisked him, took away his suspenders but left him with his clothes and his spectacles (a considerable concession).

That was the beginning of the end of Bishop Samuel Heaslett's 41 years' missionary work in Japan. He spent the next four months in prison, charged with being a spy. From a Japanese Prison (More-house-Gorham; 60¢) , published last week, tells the story...

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