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Kalli, the Esquimaux Christian

Thomas Boyles Murray

241 pages
Library of Alexandria
KALLIHIRUA THE ESQUIMAUX. Kallihirua, notwithstanding the disadvantages of person (for he was plain, and short of stature, and looked what he was,—an Esquimaux), excited a feeling of interest and regard in those who were acquainted with his history, and who knew his docile mind, and the sweetness of his disposition. Compliance with the precept in the Old Testament, “Love ye the stranger[1],” becomes a delight as well as a duty in such an instance as that about to be recorded, especially when we consider the affecting injunction conveyed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares[2].” [Footnote 1: Deut. x 18.] [Footnote 2: Heb. xiii 2