THE NEGLECTED RACES OF SOUTH
AMERICA, BY THE SOUTH
REVISED AND ENLARGED
Chapter I. Captain Allen F. Gardiner, R.N.
Chapter II. Hope Deferred, Not Lost
Chapter III. A Chapter of Disasters
Chapter IV. Further Disasters
Chapter V. The Turning of the Tide
Chapter VI. Opening of Mission Stations on the Islands
Chapter VII. The Darkness Passing Away
Chapter VIII. Among the Patagonians
Chapter IX. Evangelistic Work--Chaplaincies--Seamen's Missions
Chapter X. Evangelistic Work--Chaplaincies--Seamen's Missions (continued)
Chapter XI. Among the Indians of the Paraguayan Chaco
Chapter XII. Among the Mapuché Indians of Araucania
Chapter XIII. Among the Tribes and Romanists of Brazil
Chapter XIV. The Isthmus of Panama
In the year 1895, the author wrote a series of articles in The Mission World under the general title of "The Land of Fire," giving the pathetic history of the Fuégian or Patagonian Mission, begun by Captain Allen F. Gardiner. These articles, which excited a good deal of interest at the time, form the substance of the following volume. At the request of the Committee of the South American Missionary Society, the whole has been carefully revised, extended, brought up to date, and cast into the form of a book. Any value attaching to it is due mainly to the remarkable events it records. The author's work has been for the most part a reproduction of the story, so well told by the Revs. G. P. Despard, B.A., J. W. Marsh, M.A., W. H. Stirling, D.D., and others, along with gleanings from the Society's Reports and Magazine; a story which, in some of its features, is without a parallel in the annals of Christian Missions.
It is hoped that this narrative will conduce, by the Divine blessing, to the awakening of a more general and lively interest in the long neglected races of the South American Continent, for whose temporal and eternal welfare the Society has laboured, and is labouring, with unflagging zeal and marked success. The words of Bishop Home in his Commentary on the Psalms may with advantage be adapted: "If any one derive half the pleasure from the reading of this book that the narrator has experienced in collecting and arranging the materials, the labour has sufficient recompense."
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Few changes have been made in what came from the late author's pen, but many paragraphs, sentences, and illustrations have been added, to bring the work up to date. The first edition met with a very favourable reception, and has done much to diffuse a knowledge of the spiritual needs of South America, and of the work of the South American Missionary Society. May this second edition be of like avail, and do yet much more to stir missionary interest in regard to that great Continent.
The Society's Diamond Jubilee Year, 1904, was marked by the acquisition of a freehold site and Home of its own, amply sufficient for its present needs, and available for a much larger Mission House, when the work shall have outgrown its present accommodation.