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   Introduction - GIPSY SMITH: HIS LIFE AND WORK by GIPSY SMITH NEW YORK: FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY, 1911 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDITION by G. CAMPBELL MORGAN ...read
   1 - Birth and Ancestry with Some Notes of Gipsy Customs - I was born on the 31st of March, 1860, in a gipsy tent, the son of gipsies, Cornelius Smith and his wife, Mary Welch. The place was the parish of Wans ...read
   2 - My Mother - We were travelling in Hertfordshire. The eldest of the family, a girl, was taken ill. The nearest town was Baldock, and my father at once made for it, ...read
   3 - A Mischievous Little Boy - The wild man in my father was broken forever. My mother's death had wrought a moral revolution in him. As he had promised to her, he drank much less, ...read
   4 - The Morals of The Gipsies - Perhaps this is a fit place to say a few words about the morals of the gipsies. I want to say at once that the character of my people stands very high ...read
   5 - My Father, and How He Found the Lord - To return to the story of my own life. I have said that the gipsies are very musical, and my father was a good illustration of this statement. He was ...read
   6 - Old Cornelius was Dead - AND now commenced a new life for my father He felt so new inside that he was sure he must I new outside. And so he did. There was a hand glass in the ...read
   7 - Christmas In the Tent - WHEN my father and his brothers travelled about the country, all their families accompanied them. By this time my father had prayed my sisters Emily a ...read
   8 - The Dawning of the Light - BUT, although I was a mischievous boy, I was not a really bad boy. I knew in my heart what religion meant. I had seen it in the new lives of my father ...read
   9 - Learning to Read and Write - I BELIEVE that with my conversion came the awakening of my intellect, for I saw things and understood them as I had not done before. Everything had a ...read
   10 - I Become an Evangelist - I NOW approached my seventeenth birthday. My desire to become a preacher grew stronger as the days passed by. One Sunday morning I rose with the deter ...read
   11 - Growing Success - ONE Saturday morning Mr. Booth sent for me and asked me if I had quite settled to my new work, and if I had made up my mind to stick to it. I said, "Y ...read
   12 - Ballington Booth - MY next station was West Hartlepool. During these months I was teaching myself reading and writing. I had to prepare a good many discourses. I soon ca ...read
   13 - Hull and Derby - MY next sphere of work was Hull. The success which we enjoyed there surpassed anything that had hitherto fallen to my lot. The Salvation Army had two ...read
   14 - Hanley--My Greatest Battlefield - I was instructed to go to Hanley, and reached the town on the 31st of December, 1881, accompanied by my wife and one child. The baby was just a year o ...read
   15 - Dismissal from the Salvation Army - AT the end of June, having been six months in Hanley, the General informed me that he wanted me for another sphere of labor. Mrs. Smith was in delicat ...read
   16 - Hanley Again - THE excitement in the Potteries over the dismissal was simply indescribable. I received letters of sympathy from all quarters. Among the kindest of th ...read
   17 - My First Visit to America - FROM 1886 to 1889 I was busy conducting missions, among the churches. My experiences from the beginning convinced me that my decision to do the work o ...read
   18 - The Manchester Wesleyan Mission - MY tour in America had been somewhat curtailed by an affection of the eyes, the result of passing from a heated room--and they do stew you in their ro ...read
   19 - My Second Visit to America - BEFORE I became connected with the Manchester Mission I had made an engagement with friends on the other side of the Atlantic that I would soon visit ...read
   20 - With the Children - I HAD been away from my wife and three bairns for the long period of seven months. How sweet and merry their faces seemed to me on my return! Naturall ...read
   21 - My Mission to the Gipsies - MY readers may remember that Mr. B. F. Byrom had met Dr. Simeon Macphail in Palestine and had spoken to him about my work. This, later on, led to an i ...read
   22 - America Again - ACCOMPANIED by my wife, I sailed for the United States again in August, 1892, arriving in time for the Ocean Grove camp meetings, August 21st to 31st. ...read
   23 - Glasgow - I CONDUCTED a great mission campaign in Glasgow from September, 1893, to the end of January, 1894. The mission was arranged by a committee of twelve f ...read
   24 - Australia - DURING the last weeks of my stay in Glasgow, my friend, Mr. J. L. Byrom, J.P., brother of Mr. B. F. Byrom, suggested that I should take a tour round t ...read
   25 - My Father and His Two Brothers - LET me interrupt my personal narrative for a little to tell my readers some things about my father and his two remarkable brothers that will, I think, ...read
   26 - London, Manchester, and Edinburgh - BEFORE setting out on my trip round the world I had made a promise to the Rev. Andrew Mearns, secretary of the London Congregational Union, that I wou ...read
   27 - My Fifth Visit to America - I SAILED for New York on New Year's Day, 1896. I had arranged to go straight to Boston and conduct a mission there. This was the only fixed item on my ...read
   28 - Some Fresh Stories about Peter Mackenzie - I REACHED England again on the 18th of May, 1896. From that date until September, 1897, when I began my work as the first missioner of the National Fr ...read
   29 - As the National Council's Missioner - ON my return from my last trip to America, my pastor, the Rev. S. F. Collier, remarked to me that the position I ought to fill was that of recognized ...read

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