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a course of lessons from one of our teacher's students.

Now I am only trusting that the time will come when I

may be enabled to teach others the way of Truth, as well

as to add to the many demonstrations God has given

me. — E. D. S.

A student of Christian Science was employed in the

Massachusetts State Prison at Charlestown, to teach the

prisoners to make shoes. He carried his copy of "Science

and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and the Journal

with him, and as he had the opportunity would tell the

men what this wonderful truth could do for them, set-

ting them free in a larger and higher sense than they had

dreamed of.

We make extracts from a number of letters that one

of the prisoners has written to those who are interesting

themselves in this work.

"Editor of The Christian Science Journal: — At the

prison, once a week, there are Christian papers given

to the inmates. But none of those papers point out so

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clearly the fallibility of the mortal or carnal mind, and

the infallibility of the divine Mind, as does the teaching

of Christian Science.

"I was strangely blind and stupid. I loved sin, and

it seemed as though I never would be able to forsake it.

I did everything that would be expected of one entirely

ignorant of God.

"I also had a complication of diseases. I could not

begin to describe the medicines I have taken.

"I no longer look for material treatment, but hum-

bly seek for the divine assistance of Jesus, through the

way Christian Science has taught me. I am, indeed,

an altered man. I now have no more doubt of the

way of salvation than I have of the way to the prison


"I am very grateful to the students of Christian Science,

for the interest they have taken in me and my fellow-

prisoners. Their letters and books have been of great

profit, and in accordance with their wish I have done what

I could for the others.

"I gave the Journal to every man who would accept

it, and related my experience to those who would listen.

I told them they need go no farther than myself to see

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