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thinking specially of him, rather to assist in holding my

own thought, I began to read aloud, "Consciousness

constructs a better body, when it has conquered our

fear of matter." In a minute or two a little hand had

touched mine, and I looked down into a sweet face fairly

radiant with smiles. I read it over. The child was evi-

dently delighted, and was restful and happy all the rest

of the day. — A. H. W., Deland, Florida

A week ago a friend wrote to me on business, and in

the letter stated that his wife had been very ill for six

weeks. At once the thought came, "Tell her to read the

chapter on Healing, in Science and Health." In my

answer to his letter I obeyed the thought. A few days

after, I had occasion to call; found her much better, and

reading Science and Health. They had done as directed,

and had received the promise. — R., New York

The first allusion to Christian Science reached me in

an article I read on that subject. Later, a friend came

to visit me, bringing a copy of "Science and Health with

Key to the Scriptures." For two weeks I read it eagerly;

then I sent for a copy for myself. When it came, I

began to study it. The Bible, of which I had had but

a dim understanding, began to grow clearer. The light

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grew brighter each day. Finally, I began to treat my-

self against ills that had bound me for twenty-eight

years. At the end of six weeks I was healed, much to the

amazement of all who knew me. From that time, my

desire was to help others out of their suffering, and to

talk this wonderful truth. After a while I took the class

lectures, and am doing what I can to spread this healing

gospel. — A. M. G.

Rev. Mary B. G. Eddy

My Dear Leader: — I will try to tell you how I was

led to Christian Science. Heretofore I have not tried to

lead a Christian life, but have always firmly believed

that if one truly desired and needed help, he would get

it from God by asking for it. I suffered, as I think but

very few have, for fourteen years; yet I did not think it

sufficient to warrant me in asking God to help me, until

I gave up all hope elsewhere, — and this occurred in the

spring of 1891. I then thought that the time had come

to commit myself to God. Being at home alone, after

going to bed I prayed God to deliver me from my tor-

ments, this sentence being the substance of my prayer,

"What shall I do to be saved?"

I repeated that sentence, I suppose, until I fell asleep.

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