Last summer also, during my speaking tour on the Redpath Chautauqua Circuit, after each lec ture I was asked by many people if I had pub lished anything relative to my work in book form. And so, there you are, dear reader, and I trust, good friend. But I beg you not to think of this little book as the story of my life. It is much more than that; it is the story of that which to me is more than my life. It is the story of the lighting of a torch — a torch indeed, but one blazing like the sun, one which shall furnish a new and compelling inspiration to the children of many generations, each striving to perform his or her part in making brighter the home, the race, the community, the nation, and the world.