I am reading H. G. Wells‘s "The wonderful visit" and struggle to understand the expression "Primitive" minister, which appears without much context, unless it is to be given later. The passage reads:
And Sandy Bright went to talk the matter over with Mr. Jekyll, the “Primitive” minister, and the ploughman told old Hugh and afterwards the vicar of Siddermorton.
I suspect it is some pun on "prime minister", but I don’t see it. It is the first mention of Mr. Jekyll and nothing has been said of his primitive nature or occupation.
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