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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 57, December 9, 1897 - A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls by Various
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[Illustration: THE GREAT ROUND

VOL. 1 DECEMBER 9, 1897. NO. 57

=Copyright, 1897, by THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Publishing Company.=

Germany is furnishing us with some interesting news this week.

She has successfully accomplished something which, to simple folks who
are not diplomatists, seems like a plain, every-day case of robbery.

Here is the story of it, and you can judge for yourselves.

Some German missionaries have been killed in China, and Germany has
seized a Chinese port in revenge.

Missionaries are, as you know, holy and devoted men who go to far
countries to spread the knowledge of the Gospel among heathen and
unenlightened people.

These good men have always suffered much for their faith. They go
wherever their duty calls, and even carry their message of peace to the
terrible cannibals who kill and eat men.

In the early annals of our own country we have records of the terrible
sufferings endured by these good men in their missionary work among the

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