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The Buddhist Catechism, by Henry S. Olcott [1908], at

p. xv


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Forty-Second Edition.

The writer of this catechism has passed away from earth, but, before he left the body, he had arranged with the High Priest Sumangala to make some small corrections in the text. These are incorporated in the present edition by the High Priest's wish, expressed to me in Colombo in November 1907.

I have not altered the numbering of the questions, as it might cause confusion in a class to change the numbers if some pupils had the older editions and some the new.

Annie Besant.

17th February 1908.

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