|About the Book|
Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. Haggards father sent him to Africa as assistant secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Nata, Sir Henry Bulwer. Haggard wrote about agricultural andMoreHenry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. Haggards father sent him to Africa as assistant secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Nata, Sir Henry Bulwer. Haggard wrote about agricultural and social reform, in part inspired by his experiences in Africa, but also based on what he saw in Europe. In Regeneration Haggard talks of the work of the Salvation Army in Great Britain. Haggard sums up the Salvation Army by saying, the religious Organization founded by this man and his wife is now established and, in most instances, firmly rooted in 56 Countries and Colonies, where it preaches the Gospel in 33 separate languages: that it has over 16,000 Officers wholly employed in its service, and publishes 74 periodicals in 20 tongues, with a total circulation of nearly 1,000,000 copies per issue: that it accommodates over 28,000 poor people nightly in its Institutions, maintaining 229 Food Depots and Shelters for men, women, and children, and 157 Labour Factories where destitute or characterless people are employed: that it has 17 Homes for ex-criminals, 37 Homes for children, 116 Industrial Homes for the rescue of women, 16 Land Colonies, 149 Slum Stations for the visitation and assistance of the poor, 60 Labour Bureaux for helping the unemployed, and 521 Day Schools for children: that, in addition to all these, it has Criminal and General Investigation Departments, Inebriate Homes for men and women, Inquiry Offices for tracing lost and missing people, Maternity Hospitals, 37 Homes for training Officers, Prison-visitation Staffs, and so on almost _ad infinitum_.