Excerpt from The Christian: A Story On the morning of the 9th May 18 -, three persons important to this story stood among the passengers on the deck of the Isle of Man steamship Tynwald as she lay by the pier at Douglas getting up steam for the passage to Liverpool. One of these was an old clergyman of seventy, with a sweet, mellow, childlike face; ather was a young man of thirty, also a clergyman; the third was a girl of twenty. The older clergyman wore a white neckcloth about his throat, and was dressed in rather threadbare black, of a cut that had been more common twenty years before; the younger clergyman wore a Roman collar, a long clerical coat, and a stiff broad-brimmed hat with a cord and tassel. They stood amidships, and the Captain coming out of his room to mount the bridge, saluted them as he passed. Good morning, Mr. Storm. The young clergyman returned the salutation with a slight bow and the lifting of his hat. Morning to you, Parson Quayle. The old clergyman answered cheerily, Oh, good morning, Captain, good morning. There was the usual inquiry about the weather outside, and drawing up to answer it, the Captain came eye to eye with the girl. So this is the grand-daughter, is it? Yes, this is Glory, said Parson Quayle. She's leaving the old grandfather at last, Captain, and I'm over from Peel to set her off, you see. Well, the young lady has got the world before her - at her feet, I ought to say. You're looking as bright and fresh as the morning, Miss Quayle. 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.