At the age of three years I had a very serious illness...

At the age of three years I had a very serious illness which resulted in almost stone deafness. I remained in that condition for fourteen years,—still no better. My father at last wished me to consult a good physician in London to see if there might be some hope of a cure. So to London I was taken to a very eminent physician in Soho Square. After he examined me he said he might possibly relieve me by performing an operation which would consist in the scraping of the nose and throat, but he could not promise a cure, as both the drums of the ears were completely gone. To perform the operation would cost sixty guineas. When my father heard the verdict he refused to give his consent.

Then I remember that only three weeks after, my sister, who had visited America a few months previous, and there heard of Christian Science, received a letter from a Christian Science practitioner in Buffalo which was read to me, but I could not understand it, though it struck me as being very beautiful. It seemed hardly credible to think that divine Mind was all and matter nothing, that every manifestation of disease could be destroyed by the understanding of God,—Truth, Life, and Love. However, on hearing that my sister possessed a copy of Science and Health, I said I would read it.

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