Physical description

Pale green cover with gold embossed text and floral borders. Black floral decoration on the front cover. 62 pages. The book has a dedication inside and is signed by the members of the band.

Publication type


Inscriptions & markings

"Joseph Whalley, Albert E Ruby, Frank M. Kiel, Chas. H Fairbank, Horace Lowe, Alex Wilson, E A Bartow, E W Wallis,." "Though sundered far by faith they meet Around the blessed mercy seat." "To our dear brother Sprott from the members of No 3 Band. I will guide thee with mine eye."


“We are set in this world to be happy. We should not falter in our great task of happiness, nor move ever among our fellows with shadows on our face when we ought to have sunlight.<br/><br/>“We have a mission to others — to add to their cheer. This we cannot do unless we have first learned the lesson of cheerfulness ourselves. We cannot teach what we do not know. We cannot give what we do not have.<br/><br/>“In this little book a lesson is set for you, my reader. It may seem a hard lesson to learn; nevertheless, it is one you want to learn, and one you can learn, if you will surrender your life wholly to the great Teacher.<br/><br/>– From the Preface by James Russell Miller