Religion: Padre Sahib

The young missionary, newly arrived in India, had hoped to bring the Gospel to some remote village. Instead, the Northern Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions sent him to Allahabad Christian College, 70 miles from Benares, and there he got his orders. "Higginbottom," said the principal, "you will have to teach economics." Higginbottom knew little of economics, but he did as he was told. He also did as he was told when the principal said: "The new missionary always has charge of the leper colony. Higginbottom, that is your job now." Thus, at the turn of the century, Sam Higginbottom began his...

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