A son tells his father's story, a story doubtless indicative of the finest aspects of missionary work in China in the last generation. He tells it without any bombast or exaggerated claims of spiritual achievements. But he does something infinitely more important, he etches the portrait of a man who by sheer character made a mark on the community where he lived for forty years (Sungkiang, near Shanghai), and where still, under Japanese occupation, he carries on, though well into his seventies. A missionary sent from Georgia by the Southern Methodists, he succeeded where many failed. An interesting biography of a man who knew all the big men of modern China.