Agatha's Unknown Way; A Story of Missionary Guidance by Pansy.
Whoever takes up this booklet will not be willing to lay it down until the singular adventures of Miss Hunter, daughter of a missionary in India, have been told to their surprising conclusion. There were two young ladies with the same surname, one of them being expected to address a missionary meeting and the other to give an exhibition of practice with 'clubs' and of 'poses.' The ladies got transposed to the amazement of the audiences and the ultimate benefit of the missionary treasury and the subsequent advantage of mission work, both home and foreign. The satire on the style in which missionary meetings are conducted in too many of the home churches is incisive and withering. This little book would make an excellent tract for the Women's Boards and would be read by many upon whom the effect would be something like that of Miss Hunter's burning words at the dinner table to young society loving Mr. Curtiss.—The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1899).
The untiring pen of Mrs. Alden has here busied itself with foreign mission work at the home end of the line. In this short story she sets forth in a very animated way the experience and the successes of a solitary girl in her efforts to awaken indifferent Christians to the needs of the benighted millions of the non-Christian world. The plot is quite novel-like and is ingeniously wrought out, and, if its outcome is too good to be true, it ought not so to be.—The Missionary Herald (1899).