Under the Scaffold
Summary: It's the mid 1700's in Yorkshire. The average life expectancy is 26. Most of the people living in Haworth are uneducated and poor. In this setting we meet Tom, a young boy growing up on the moors. The preacher who comes to work among them is no other than William Grimshaw. He shepherds his flock in interesting ways, but there can be absolutely no doubt about his deep love for their souls. Follow Tom in all his boyish mischief, and learn about life in these unexpected times.
Personal Thoughts: We have such a good life. 46% of our children do not die before the age of 7. We don't struggle for food everyday. Small pox and cholera do not threaten our lives every year again. It is not common for us to bury mothers and fathers and siblings on a regular basis. Life was uncertain in the 1700's. These preachers knew their task well and could not waste time or words for death was constantly knocking on their parishioner's doors. As a result, these people thought about eternity constantly--even the little ones did. I wish the same could be said of today.