A little more than five years ago I was trying, in weariness...

A little more than five years ago I was trying, in weariness and suffering, to be reconciled to the supposed fact that I could live only a few years at most and might pass on at any time, if undue exertion or excitement should overtax my already weak heart. I had not known a really well day for twenty years, despite the fact that I had submitted to an operation which the doctors promised would restore my health. Later a complete collapse of the nervous system, thrice repeated, with all the attendant miseries that go with that disease, brought me to death's door. Good doctors and change of climate failed to bring the desired health, and I had settled down to the belief that the physicians' verdict was true and my earthly days would soon be over.

It was at that time, when I was so weak that I could not walk across the room without holding to the furniture, that a stranger brought me Christian Science literature to read. I had been an active worker in an orthodox church and rebelled against anything differing from that belief. The lady was wise and kind. She did not argue with me, but each day brought me something new to read. First came pamphlets and the Sentinel, then her copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Although rebelling, I read whatever she brought and soon began to improve. Then I purchased a copy of Science and Health and fairly devoured it, reading nearly all of the time. Two months after I first heard of Christian Science I was doing the housework for myself and husband. My strength gradually returned and the various ailments vanished until I gratefully acknowledged that I was really and truly a well woman. I have not taken a dose of medicine since I began to read the textbook.

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