In Darkest England and the Way Out

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Author: William Booth

A Lost Husband.

In a seaside home last Christmas there was a sorrowing wife, who mourned over the basest desertion of her husband. Wandering from place to place drinking, he had left her to struggle alone with four little ones dependent upon her exertions.

Knowing her distress, the captain of the corps wrote begging us to advertise for the man in the Cry. We did this, but for some time heard nothing of the result.

Several weeks later a Salvationist entered a beer-house, where a group of men were drinking, and began to distribute War Crys amongst them, speaking here and there upon the eternity which faced everyone.

At the counter stood a man with a pint pot in hand, who took one of the papers passed to him, and glancing carelessly down its columns caught sight of his own name, and was so startled that the pot fell from his grasp to the floor. "Come home," the paragraph ran, "and all will be forgiven."

His sin faced him; the thought of a broken-hearted wife and starving children conquered him completely, and there and then he left the public-house, and started to walk home—a distance of many mile— arriving there about midnight the same night, after an absence of eleven months.

The letter from his wife telling the good news of his return, spoke also of his determination by God’s help to be a different man, and they are both attendants at the Salvation Army barracks.

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Chicago: William Booth, "A Lost Husband.," In Darkest England and the Way Out, trans. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859 in In Darkest England and the Way Out (London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, 1831), Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KRGCUP7ARKM13BI.

MLA: Booth, William. "A Lost Husband." In Darkest England and the Way Out, translted by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859, in In Darkest England and the Way Out, London, Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, 1831, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KRGCUP7ARKM13BI.

Harvard: Booth, W, 'A Lost Husband.' in In Darkest England and the Way Out, trans. . cited in 1831, In Darkest England and the Way Out, Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange, London. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KRGCUP7ARKM13BI.