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Madagascar and France: With Some Account of the Island, Its People, Its Resources and Development

Author: George A. Shaw
Publisher: Religious Tract Society
Publish Date: 1886

We do not quite understand the terms of peace which are supposed to have been made between France and Madagascar; but we have rejoiced to see the answer to many prayers and the reward of steadfast faith in the withdrawal of the oppressor from his prey. France has rejoiced to drop the burdensome stone of Madagascar; she thought she was attacking a defenseless state but she knew not that the Lord was there. This work by Mr. Shaw, who was so shamefully treated, is in every way valuable as a representation of the island and a narrative of the Gallic invasion. We regret that we have been late in noticing the book, but it is by no means out of date; the affairs of Madagascar are always engrossing to the English people.