“Long ago, on the shores of the Lake of Galilee, some poor fishermen heard the Master’s call, “Follow thou Me.” Others, too, heard that voice, and with one accord they forsook all at the sound of the call. All down the ages that call sounded, singling out special people for a special work, and those to whom it has come have answered one by one. It was that call which echoed in the heart of the child Florence Nightingale. Very faintly it sounded at first, and she scarcely knew what it meant, but deep in her heart she was sure that there was some special work for her to do, that she was called just as certainly as those fishermen of the Galilean Lake.”
The Story of Florence Nightingale, by Amy Steedman is a beautiful portrait of a legendary woman, who heeded the call across England to care for the wounded soldiers of the British Army. Witnessing their great distress at a time when cleanliness and hygiene were sorely lacking, she took charge to completely revamp medical care in the armed forces. Loved greatly for her tender heart, great faith, and strong determination, the lady of the lamp’s legacy lives on still today.
The Story of Florence Nightingale has been rare, hard to find, and out of print until now. Given a new lease of life by Charlotte Mason Beehive it is complete and unabridged and contains all the original illustrations.