Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers
By Douglas Bond
As Annie and Drew were traveling through the town of Olney, they were not fascinated by its unattractive and ancient environment. While walking through the town, they were drawn to the music coming from the church. They went in and met Mr. Pipes, an organist. When the kids showed great interests in music, Mr. Pipes began teaching them about various British hymn makers. As he taught the kids, he sailed them throughout England to where these writers lived and were remembered. During their adventure, Annie and Drew were amazed by the writers’ great faith in the Lord and found that their trip was worthwhile and enjoyable.
After they spent what seemed a short time in England, the time had actually come for them to return home. As their plane took off, Annie and Drew peered out their window and watched as the town slowly faded in the distance. Although their journey had ended, the experience they had and the stories Mr. Pipes told them will always be with them.
The journey had taught Annie and Drew a great deal about the lives of the hymn makers. But most importantly, it had made them stronger in their faith and belief in the Lord. It is remarkable how a boring vacation can become a journey to remember.
I like this story because of the way the author tells the story which interests the reader and teaches them at the same time. This story has taught me about the history of England in the old days and of the lives of the hymn makers who showed their love for the Lord through their works. I would highly recommend this story.
By : Raymond Siriphraiwan