LEFT ALONE

Left Alone by Hesba Stretton.

Description:

Suzzanne Perrier was an outcast of the village because she was a Protestant and the village was Catholic. When her adopted daughter, Fantine, became sick the village people would not help her, because she was an immoral heathen. The village was simply living out their Christian beliefs. The Biblical morals illustrated are "Religious hypocrisy," and "Forgiveness."—Curiosmith (2014).

Contents:

  • Chapter 1 - The Village Laundress
  • Chapter 2 - The Manufactory of Little Angels
  • Chapter 3 - Will No One Help?
  • Chapter 4 - "I Forgive Every One"

Characters:

  • Suzanne Perrier—a woman who earned her living by washing. Foster sister of the Baroness.
  • Fantine— Suzzanne's sister's grandchild , whom she adopted. A protestant.
  • Madame the Baroness—60 year old that lived in a castle.
  • The Curé—a sympathetic pastor.

Important Scriptures:

  • John 16:32, 33—Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
  • Colossians 3:13—Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
  • Luke 18:13, 14—And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
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