Reynolds's "Liberal Tent" was round and some fifty feet in diameter. This engraving, including Reynolds in the foreground (moustached) reading the freethought paper The Truth Seeker, appeared in that publication's "annual" for 1886.

C. B. Reynolds once described delivering freethought lectures before hostile rural audiences as "casting pearls," recalling the biblical phrase "casting pearls before swine." Truth Seeker house cartoonist Watson Heston interpreted that literally in this hard-hitting September 4, 1886, cartoon. Reynolds is depicted at center. The figures at left and right represent hostile Methodist (left) and Catholic clerics.

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