And from the days of John the Baptist
until now the kingdom of heaven
and the violent take it by force.
After Sir Colin Campbell’s silent retreat from Lucknow in the last Indian war, Captain Waterman was left behind.
He had gone to his bed in a retired corner of the brigade mess-house, and having overslept himself was forgotten.
At two o’clock in the morning, to his great horror, he found all was deserted and silent, and that he was alone in an open entrenchment with 15,000 furious barbarians just outside.
Frightened, he took to his heels and ran himself nearly out of breath, till he overtook the retiring rear-guard, mad with excitement, and breathless with fatigue.
But was not his earnestness reasonable, seeing that he realized his danger?
And if unconverted sinners realized their danger, would they not be desperately run to safety?
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