The Writing on the Shutter (Religious Tract Society Halfpenny Story Books Series)

By: The Religious Tract Society

Price: $25.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Very Good Condition: A Christian Tract-Size booklet with frontis illustration. 3 x 4.5 inches, 12 cm. 16 pages in periwinkle blue paper wrap with gold-tone title in floral border. Light notation to front cover otherwise unmarked. Tied string binding. Minor outer soil, age toning. Antique copy of The Writing on the Shutter published by The Religious Tract Society, London. No author or publication date noted. Ca. 19th Century. A small Bible Tract size reward book for children in the halfpenny price category. Halfpenny Story Books Series. The twelfth of twelve little short story booklets in Packet H that were sold in quantities of 24 with two copies of each story. Summary: The Widow Hacklott lives a simple life with her son William on the island of Marken in Holland where he is in the business of unlading stranded ships. When Lenna Becker, niece and orphan of farmer Peter Grunken is apprenticed to William?s mother to learn domestic skills, a romance develops and eventually they marry. Tragedy strikes when William is hurt while working at his business. Even when all hope for healing seems fruitless, the Widow and Lenna trust in God, clinging to the Bible promise, ?In thy trouble keep thine eyes on God.? Having no paper on which to write the verse, Mrs. Hacklott writes it on the window shutter where she and Lenna can see it and be in constant reminder of God?s promise. Miraculously, William recovers. Long after the three have been received into Heaven, the story ends thus: Peasant mothers point it out to the children they lead by the hand, and travelers from far distant countries, who chance to visit Marken, yet linger awhile in front of the old cottage, to read and inquire about the writing on the shutter. The booklet closes with the last three stanzas from the hymn (with slight variation), Come, Let Us Sing Our Maker?s Praise by John Burton (1803-1877).Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

Title: The Writing on the Shutter (Religious Tract Society Halfpenny Story Books Series)

Author/Composer: The Religious Tract Society

Categories: Books Christian,

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 9999

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 014851

Keywords: London Religious Tract Society, Inspirational Christian Stories, Religion Antiquarian Literature, Antique Halfpenny Books,