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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Warriors, by Lindsay, Anna Robertson Brown This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Warriors Author: Lindsay, Anna Robertson Brown Release Date: November 10, 2003 [EBook #10004] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE WARRIORS *** Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Charlie Kirschner and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE WARRIORS BY ANNA ROBERTSON BROWN LINDSAY PH.D. AUTHOR OF WHAT IS WORTH WHILE? CULTURE AND REFORM THE VICTORY OF OUR FAITH PREFACE This work was begun nearly five years ago. Since then, the whole face of American history has changed. We have had the Spanish-American War, and the opening-up of our new possessions. In this period of time Gladstone, Li Hung Chang, and Queen Victoria have died; there has also occurred the assassination of the Empress of Austria and of President McKinley. There has been the Chinese persecution, the destruction of Galveston by storm and of Martinique by volcanic action. Wireless telegraphy has been discovered, and the source of the spread of certain fevers. In this time have been carried on gigantic engineering undertakings,--the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the Trans-Balkan Railroad, the rebuilding of New York. We have also looked upon the consolidation of vast forces of steel, iron, sugar, shipping, and other trusts. We have witnessed an extraordinary growth of universities, libraries, and higher schools,--the widespread increase of commerce, the prosperity of business, the rise in the price of food, and the great coal-strike of 1902. Perhaps never before in the world's history have there been crowded into five years such dramatic occurrences on the world-stage, nor such large opportunities for the individual man or woman. It is interesting for me to notice that since the first outlines of the book were written, many things then set down as prophecy have now been fulfilled. It was my purpose, in projecting the essays at what seemed to me to be the dawn of a great religious era, to help the onward movement by a few earnest words. History itself has swept the world far beyond one's dreams, and in completing them, I o
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