Medicine for the Heart

When the African chief Sicomi sat one day ill in Dr. Livingstone's tent absorbed in thought, he said in pompous tones :

" I wish you could change my heart. Give me medicine to cure it, for it is proud, greedy, and angry always."

Dr. Livingstone picked up his testament, and was about to tell the chief how it could be cured, when he said : "No, I wish to have it changed by medicine to drink, and have it changed at once, for it is always very proud and very uneasy, and continually angry with someone." And then he would not wait to hear the remedy, but rose and walked out of the tent.

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The Lectures
March 16, 1899

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