I had been drifting along somewhat carelessly; had...

I had been drifting along somewhat carelessly; had never had any severe ailments to meet, until one evening my father became very ill. It seemed that he had eaten too many ripe tomatoes, and this gave him great distress. Heart failure seemed to be the main trouble. I heard him groaning, and found him seemingly dying, with his head dropped forward. His eyes were set and the dew of death on his brow. No time was spared in declaring the truth. A grandson came running, a brother was also quickly summoned, and nieces came running to see father pass on, as they expected. One grandson remarked that he was getting better. A great fear was, however, manifested, owing to father's age, he being a man of eighty-four. The sickness and fear were entirely overcome, and he slept remarkably well during the night. Next morning he went to the breakfast table as usual and was able to work in the garden as he is accustomed to do.

I feel grateful to Mrs. Eddy for raising our mortal thought that we may be able to apprehend this saving truth.—Minnie Perry, Tippecanoe City, O.

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June 24, 1905

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