Ellen Writes Early and Late

Ellen was endeavoring to complete the third volume of Spiritual Gifts, which was dealing with Old Testament history. So dedicated was she to this goal that James recounted this story about her:

At Adams Center she wrote early and late, and between meetings. And First-day afternoon she wrote six pages of testimony while Brother Andrews was preaching, which she afterwards read with other matter before the State conference. She sat within four feet [1 meter] of the pulpit and used her Bible for a writing desk. When asked what she thought of Brother Andrews as a speaker, she replied that she could not say, as it had been so long since she had heard him. When the sermon was finished she arose and addressed the congregation twenty minutes (RH, Dec. 8, 1863).

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