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ing after something that, before reading Science and

Health, seemed to me unattainable;" and with tears

in her eyes, she rejoiced in the God of her salvation.

Did not Jesus say, "If these should hold their peace, the

stones would immediately cry out"?

P. L., Lexington, Ky.

For eight years I suffered terribly with my eyes; I

could not read fifteen minutes without the most agoniz-

ing sick headache. Oculists called it a case of double

vision, and said that the only chance for a cure lay in

cutting the muscles of the eyes. This was done, but the

pain was worse than before. One of the most famous

oculists of New York said I would simply have to endure

it for life, as it was a case of severe astigmatism.

I suffered so that my health gave way. A friend spoke

to me of Christian Science, but I scoffed at the idea.

Later on, in desperation, I asked her to lend me "Science

and Health with Key to the Scriptures," thinking I might

be able to read five minutes a day in it. I opened the

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book at the chapter on Physiology, and began. Time

passed unnoticed: every page seemed illuminated. I

said, "This is everything or nothing; if everything, then

you need no glasses." I took off the heavy ground glasses,

and went on. What a terrible headache I had the next

morning! but I fought it with the truth laid down in the

book. I said again, "This is everything or nothing,"

and the truth triumphed. The headache ceased, but I

felt miserably. I recalled what was said about chemicali-

zation, and persevered.

In four days my eyes were well; I read as many hours

a day as I pleased; my strength returned. I conquered

one belief after another, until now, strong and well, I

meet every belief with confidence. "I will fear no evil:

for Thou art with me." For two years I have realized

the peace and confidence which the knowledge that God

is all-powerful and always present alone can give. Feel-

ing a great desire to spread Christian Science, that it

may do the good to others that it has to me, not only

physically but spiritually, I ask if you have any mission-

aries in the work. Being a member of the Episcopal

Church, I have always sent what I could to help foreign

missions through that church. Will it do the most good

to continue so doing, as our foreign missionaries are de-

voted men, or have you Christian Science missionaries

who devote their lives to the work?

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