A Lesson from Truth

Not long ago a lesson came to me in the form of a dream, which proved so helpful that I send it to the Field in the hope that others may be benefited thereby.

I seemed to be in school again, and the teacher had given our class a problem to work, the correct solution of which would give the exact proportion of a geometric figure drawn upon the board.

Having obtained the required figures each pupil was requested to draw the form as proof that his work was correct. I was very ambitious to be the first to complete the problem, that I might have the honor of being thought the brightest of the class. So I looked over my neighbor's shoulder to see if I could not copy some of her work, and thus save doing it myself; but I could make nothing out of it. I stole a glance at another's paper, but with no better success; the figures all seemed to run together. I then tried copying the figures from the board; but some of the lines were too long, while others were not long enouth, thus necessitating repeated erasing and drawing over again.

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Be ye Faithful
August 29, 1901

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