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Rev. N. F. Hoijer . 179
I told him to let the man come in and I looked at the stranger try-
ing to recollect where I could have met him before. He seemed vexed
at my not recognizing him and said in a displeased tone: "Dost thou
not know me?" I said: "No, I do not know thee." Then he began
with difficulty to undo his garments and he at last produced a dirty
paper that he had worn on his chest. He held it out to me and said:
"Dost thou know this?" Now I recognized the paper which I had given
the Kurdish chief in the wild mountains and I knew this Kurd to be
the one whom the Prince had sent to escort me and protect me. He
stayed with me as a guest several months and partook in our Armenian
meetings and I had many talks with him about the Saviour of the
Miss Sundwall’s Mission
At that time Miss Elin Sundwall, from Gothenburg, was on the staff
of workers in our mission station and it fell to her lot to teach this
Kurd to read and write in Armenian. When we saw these two study-
ing together we were indeed reminded of the passage in Isaiah 11:6-9:
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down
with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
and a little child shall lead them."
The Kurd found it very diflEicult to learn the complicated Armenian
letters ; but Miss Sundwall prayed and worked with him and at last he
was able to read. He never laid aside his weapons; but he never used
them during this time. Now that he was able to read he considered
himself to be very learned and he gave himself no peace until he
could go back again to his dear old home in the mountains.
In leaving us he received many parts of the Bible and promised to
tell his own people what he knew of the Word of God Almighty to
the children of men. Never since, in the course of time, have I had
the opportunity of meeting with Kurds on Mount Alagats; but one
thing I know, that if I could once more go and visit them I should
receive a welcome among them. Miss Elin Sundwall has been doing
missionary work among them for many years.

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