From Darkness to Light
Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821 – 1893) was a prolific writer and poet for children and adults, who preferred to write under the pseudonym A. L. O. E. (a Lady of England).
We cannot find treasure, any more than happiness, without some degree of light, and perhaps we shall find the treasure in a different shape from what we expect. The Passage metaphorically describes the journey we must all take, in one form or another, as we grope through the darkness – desperately searching for purpose, for security, for adventure, or perhaps for a way out; as one boy searches for truth, another for gold and personal glory.
We must all embark upon a journey which leads us either toward the light or away from it. May your passage be so brightly lit that you can clearly see the way, and that others might follow.
Character themes in this story: choices, consequences and salvation.
Originally written in 1859. And like all Lamplighter volumes, the cover is a beautiful facsimile of the original 19th century design!
“The Passage draws allegorical connections between the struggles of Arthur, Emma, and Asahel and the journey from head knowledge of God to heart wisdom of His principles. Gives opportunity for parents to speak about the pride fullness of Arthur, the inquisitiveness of Asahel, and the noble, content joy of Emma. Also leads up to the climax with a great gospel message. Four stars, as it took a while to get the ball rolling with the plot.” — Daryl Mindeman of Watford City, North Dakota
Table of Contents
- The Old House
- Inmates of the House
- The Mine and the School
- Solitary Hours
- The Old Shaft
- Solemn Questions
- An Evening at Morecraft Hatch
- Plans and Projects
- A Grand Discovery
- The Expedition
- Down in the Mine
- The Treasure Found
- A Glance at the Past
- The Secret Grief
- One Effort More
- Darkness and Light
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