This volume is, at once, one of the most interesting, thrilling, adventurous, tragic and pathetic true stories ever written. It is more gripping than fiction, but with the added interest of real history. The reader lives over, with the writer and her companions, these eventful days and weeks so crowded with unthinkable things and obtains glimpses of reality never dreamed of, and then comes back from a land of affliction, want, and bloodshed with a sense of gratitude never before realized for the privilege of living in a land of Christian freedom. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.