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115. Stewart, 1903: p. 348. Juvenile, June 1882. It also reiterates the profound significance of honesty. This catechism routinely appears dressed up in various guises, such as this vignette from November 1879, in which a young African girl approaches the missionary to return four six-pennies that she has won as a prize. When the missionary responds by saying that to his knowledge the girl owes him nothing: ‘I do’, she answered; ‘and I will tell you how. At the public examination you promised a sixpence to anyone in the class I was in, who would write the best specimen on a slate.
It is important to note that these organisations were not competing against each other but were interdenominational and drew support from a bewilderingly diverse array of religious groups: Anglicans, High-Church Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Quakers, Anglo-Catholics and non-conformists. The English Protestant missionary movement was a broad and inclusive church; it was this disparate make-up that enabled the directors to galvanise widespread moral and financial backing. 2 The Juvenile Missionary Magazine3 produced by the LMS boasted a monthly readership of around 38,000; with The United Presbyterian Magazine, which was sold mainly in Scotland, commanding a similar audience of around 42,000 a month.
The editors of missionary magazines wanted heroic tales of encounters with heathen chiefs, savage lions, cannibals, or idol worshippers [. ] Many missionaries learned to provide what their editors wanted’ (Cox, 2008: p. 116). 30. Juvenile, February 1891. In yet another example of censorship and rewriting of missionary history in Central Africa in the wake of Livingstonia, David J. Deane provides an altogether different account of Moffat’s life among the Bechuanas. His missionary history is a radical repackaging of Moffat’s arduous work in the region, ignoring the numerous letters sent home by Moffat wherein he vents his frustration at the ‘tiring work’ he was engaged in ‘without reward’.