A breath of fear stirred through the house. The smell of smoke swept in from a sudden open door. The actors paused, grew white, and swerved in their places; then one by one fled out of the scene. The audience arose and turned to panic, even as a flame swept up and licked the very curtain while it fell.
But Stephen Marshall had no thought of flight. He stayed where he was, with aching back, cracking muscles, sweat-grimed brow, and worked, his breath coming in quick, sharp gasps as he frantically helped man, woman, child, one after another, like sheep huddling over a flood.
Paul Courtland was there.
When Courtland joined his college friends in mocking Stephen for his Christianity, he could have no idea of what would come. That evening changed everything.
The Witness was considered such a life-changing work that in 1920 famed businessman John Wanamaker, considered one of the originators of the department store, announced that he would send a copy at no charge to absolutely anyone who sent him their address.
G.L. Hill (1865-1947) is one of the most prolific fiction authors of the 20th century writing over 100 books spanning a half century. Her great battle was to glorify God in her writing. Her publishers tried to discourage her from using religious references and themes in her works, but the ongoing popularity of her novels finally forced them to relent. You may know her as Grace Livingston Hill.
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