Tales of Foreign Lands: Volume 2
Tales of Foreign Lands: Volumes 1, 2, and 3, are a series of highly adventurous stories meant to instill faith, courage, a knowledge of history as well as detailed geographic facts. Each volume contains 4 short stories.
Volume 2 includes:
- The Shipwreck ... a story of two boys shipwreaked off the coast of the cannibal-infested Solomon Islands.
- Crosses and Crowns ... a tale about the persecution of Christians in Vietnam in the 1880s.
- Prince Arumugam ... set in India where the rajah's son converts to Christianity despite his father's tenacious opposition and determination to uproot his son's new-found faith by all means fair and foul.
- The Pirate's Prisoner ... the story of a young boy, Francesco, captured by the pirate Achmed who hopes to induce the boy to become a Muslim and his successor. Meanwhile, Francesco's father tries desperately to ransom his beloved son.
These stories were compiled by Rev. Joseph Siillmann, S.J., a Swiss priest ordained in 1874. Boys and girls will find these stories exciting and inspiring.