This pamphlet about, Father Damien (March 1890) was a response to a letter from Reverend C. M. Hyde published in The Presbyterian newspaper on 26 October 1889. In the letter, Dr Hyde criticized Damien’s work at the leper settlement, which Stevenson took umbrage with. RLS was outraged that what he perceived as Damien’s selfless work with the lepers could be censured. Author’s response was deeply scornful, attacking Hyde personally. Indeed, his pamphlet was filled with such vitriol, he was convinced (wrongly) that he would be sued for libel.