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The time is now one thousand years later, and a young man from Marlboro in eastern Massachusetts leaves his farm to attend Yale. The man's name is Abner Hale. He was considered to have a calling, so his father scrimped and saved to put him through divinity school. His roommate, John Whipple wants Abner to attend a lecture by Keoki Kanakoa, but Abner is writing a paper and doesn't want to. One of his professors stops by to tell him he should attend the lecture, so he does. Kanakoa is a Christian lecturer from Owhyhee, whose father is governor of Maui. The lecture goes on for two hours and impresses young Abner. Kanakoa talks of the gods he worshiped as a child before he found Jesus Christ. He spoke of how these gods demanded human sacrifices. Kanakoa...

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