Ink on His Fingers

Ink on His Fingers

by Louise A. Vernon
Publisher: Herald Press
Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Price: $10.99

Historical Setting: Germany, 15th Century

Here is the story of printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hans Dunne becomes involved in a type-stealing mystery. Hans planned to be a scribe and copy the Bible. Circumstances change his goals and he becomes an apprentice printer working for Johann Gutenberg.

Herr Fust, the village banker, tries in every way possible to get his hands on the type. Johann Gutenberg was very deeply in debt. He has borrowed from almost everyone, including Hans' father before he died. He was sure he could pay everyone back as soon as the Bible was printed. Herr Fust's final attempt to gain access to the presses was foiled by God answering the prayers of Gutenberg's workmen.

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