They clung around Hester where she stood like a rock in a stormy sea

Artist: Thomas Morten (1836-66)

Engraver: The Dalziels

Wood engraving

1863

Source: Good Words

This story of a woman's bravery during the Sepoy rebellion reveals much about Good Words and the real sincerity of Victorian religion. Hester, whose little boy has just died from illness, finds herself the source of strength for the panicked woman and children surrounding her. [continued below]

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