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Issue Details: First known date: 1939... 1939 The Valiant Tinker
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Biographer of John Bunyan.

'Miss Shepherd tells how the "Valiant Tinker," was converted by a strange happening in an inn and abandoned his 'sins' of dancing upon the green, playing tipcat and ringing the bells of the church steeple. The story shows Bunyan's intense examination of his own inward life, his being visited by "angels of light and darkness and his determination to be a preacher, his insistence on freedom of speech — "I say there's no freedom except a man may think as his conscience directs him and speak out boldly, the thought in his mind" — his incarceration for refusal to curb his opinions, and his decision to write "The Pilgrim's Progress."


'The Valiant Tinker', Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder, 6 November 1939, p.4.

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