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FROM THE CRUCIFIX
TO THE CROSS
STORIES OF WESTERN MEXICO
F. L. ROWE, PUBLISHER, CINCINNATI, Ohio
ALTICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
The two stories comprising this volume are true delineations of life in Old Mexico.
The writer of these stories has been quite
a part of the incidents of the stories.
They deal in a mild spirit with the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church, and show the gradual leading out, by Protestant teaching, from the errors
of the former to the clearer light as taught
by the latter.
We are hopeful that the circulation of
these stories may be encouraged by all love
ers of the truth, and that the impressions
made may lead others from darkness into
the glorious light of God's truth.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
FROM THE CRUCIFIX TO
"THE CRAZY OLD MONK."
Brother Leonardo, the old priest of the Calistro School, was kneeling on the cold, earth floor of his cell. The cell was his own little room, and he was his own willing prisoner. The room was bare of furnishings, save a narrow iron bedstead and a low wooden stand. A “petate" (native mat) served as mattress, and across this lay a coarse woolen blanket, the only covering. The walls were of adobe, the plastering still clinging in places. On these walls hung a few brightly-colored prints of some of the saints, most conspicuous that of St. Peter, with keys suspended from his girdle.
In a niche in the wall stood a clay figure of the Virgin Mary, bright in blue and gold, with the infant Jesus in her