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[Written Especially for Young People]
FOR two weeks the English class had been preparing for the playlet, a scene from a Shakespearean drama, and the month's grades would be based, to a great extent, to the interpretations of the parts assigned to the pupils. The parents of the children had been invited for the occasion, and so the mother of one of the actors came with pleasant anticipation, to be met in the corridor by her son, who asked, "Did you bring my make-up?" She replied that she had not brought it because she did not know it was missing. "Well, there goes my grade! All morning I've been declaring that Mind knew all things and supplied all needs; and now it doesn't work!"
But his mother did not accept that statement. She pointed out that since he had turned to God for help, and had declared the truth, it was wrong to give up hope. Her son finally agreed that since the truth had been declared, the thing to do was to have faith and do this best with his part, just as though the make-up had been at hand.
While the parents sat waiting for the play to begin, the mother realized that no human need was too unimportant for God's aid to be invoked. Her son had shown his faith when in need, and his prayer would be answered. When, however, the curtain rose and her son entered without his make-up, error tried to make her fearful for a moment. She healed herself of the fear by remembering tht the prayer of faith had been offered, as taught in Christian Science, and so the outcome must be good. Then she saw that the boy was acting his part so convincingly that it was easy to forget about the lack of make-up.
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ELEANORA B. CARR
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HUGH STUART CAMPBELL
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MARY MARGARET SHIPHERD
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I Shall Arise
MAUDE DE VERSE NEWTON
The Rights of Christian Scientists
Violet Ker Seymer
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Catherine M. Turriff
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Edward C. Woodward
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Martha Maul with contributions from Emil Maul
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Margaret A. Mesler
KEVA CLINICK ALBURY
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Helen Heffernan, Raymond C. Knox, Wayland Hoyt, Archdeacon of Rochester