Excerpt from A Memorial of a True Life: A Biography of Hugh McAllister Beaver When Hugh Beaver died suddenly in August, 1897, leaving a wide circle of young men and women whom he had deeply influenced and who love him, it was felt by many that some little memorial should be prepared, containing a few of the expressions of gratitude and evidences of his usefulness which came from all parts of the land. Believing, however, that an account of Hugh's growth and character and work would be helpful to many who would feel interest in such a memorial as was proposed, I offered to prepare instead a simple biography which, while telling more to his friends than they already knew, might also set before those who never knew Hugh Beaver himself, the story of his life. I knew him from the time when we were little boys among the hills of Pennsylvania and can claim at least a sympathetic understanding of the atmosphere of his life and of the conditions in which his character was shaped and his work done. There has been other such life as his in our day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.