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In Darkest England and The Way Out - General Booth

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IN DARKEST ENGLAND and THE WAY OUT

by GENERAL BOOTH


    To the memory of the companion, counsellor, and comrade of 
    nearly 40 years.  The sharer of my every ambition for the 
    welfare of mankind, my loving, faithful, and devoted wife
    this book is dedicated.


PREFACE

The progress of The Salvation Army in its work amongst the poor and 
lost of many lands has compelled me to face the problems which an more 
or less hopefully considered in the following pages.  The grim 
necessities of a huge Campaign carried on for many years against the 
evils which lie at the root of all the miseries of modern life, 
attacked in a thousand and one forms by a thousand and one lieutenants, 
have led me step by step to contemplate as a possible solution of at 
least some of those problems the Scheme of social Selection and 
Salvation which I have here set forth.

When but a mere child the degradation and helpless misery of the poor 
Stockingers of my native town, wandering gaunt and hunger-stricken 
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