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(1) Page 292 of the revised edition of 1890.

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at night, waking me out of sleep. Then I began my first

conscious treatments: of course I followed no formula,

and I needed none. A cry for help, knowing it would

be answered; precious texts from the Bible, which had

already become like a new book to me; sweet assurance

of faith by the witnessing Spirit; strong logical conclu-

sions, learned from Science and Health: what a wealth

of material! Before finishing the book, all tendency to

my old aches and pains had left me, and I have been a

strong, healthy woman ever since.

My first demonstration with another than myself was

also before I had finished my first reading. My husband

was cured of the belief of bilious fever by not over ten

minutes' treatment; the fever and pain in head and limbs

disappearing in that instantaneous way as soon as I

could summon sufficient courage to offer my services in

this, to us, new but glorious work. He slept soundly

that night (the treatment was given about 10 A. M.), and

ate and worked as usual the next day, with no symptoms

of a relapse then or afterward. That was in March, 1888;

in the following August I met in one of our Rocky Moun-

tain berry patches a lady who complained so bitterly that

I felt compelled to offer her treatment. Her words, when

I visited her at her home during Christmas week, will

give some idea of the result: —

"Yes, I am doing three women's work, — attending to

my own and my son's housework, and caring for his wife

and new-born babe; but I am equal to it, when I think

of all the Lord has done for me! Why, Mrs. S., I was

cured with that first treatment you gave me, I know;

because I went out to gather berries that day and was

caught in a drenching shower, — and for ten years before

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I could not bear the least exposure without suffering

from those dreadful headaches I told you about, and

from dysentery, — but that day I had neither. I had

once been laid out for dead, — lying there perfectly con-

scious, hearing my friends grieving over me, — but I did

not want to come to, I suffered so. No, I never have any

of those ailments. I am a well, hearty woman, — and

that is not all. I had been seeking religion for more than

twenty years, but I never knew how Christians felt till I

told you I was cured that day on the camp-ground."

On the first of this year I was so blessed as to receive

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