By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately lifestyles alterations, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her complete existence. She reveals it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to survive dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
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By 1896, after nearly twenty-ﬁve years, it was estimated that the total number of women belonging to all of the foreign missionary societies was close to 600,000. In comparison, by 1890 the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) had numbered only 7,000 members, while the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) would number only 168,000 by 1899. 80 The Methodist society’s growth had been impressive, with over 150,000 members by 1895, 267,000 in 1910 (at a time when the NAWSA’s membership was only 75,000) and over 500,000 by 1920.
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