On Writing the History of the American Bible Society–Update #60

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The writing continues on the ABS project.  Yesterday morning I poured 2559 words into Chapter Three of the manuscript and hope to get a first draft of the chapter done by Monday.  Most of what I wrote yesterday was narrative.  I described a couple of really entertaining encounters between ABS agents and supposed “infidels.”  One of these encounters took place in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the other one happened at a “log rolling” somewhere near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  

I am often saddened by how many amazing stories and anecdotes from the ABS records are not going to make it into this book.  Yesterday I had to cut several of them.  Perhaps I will publish some of the stories that did not make it into the book here at the blog.  Stay tuned.