One Sunday morning, as Peter came out of a Christian Science Sunday School looking very thoughtful, his mother asked him what he was thinking about. He said: "Mummy, I learned about Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, and she was wonderful. She could heal people, and she also healed herself."

Peter was nine years old and for several years had been a regular pupil in the Sunday School. He knew many of the Bible stories, and he liked to read with his mother in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy.

After they got home, Peter and his mother settled down in front of the big window, and Peter started to tell what he had learned in Sunday School that morning. He said: "When Mary Baker was a little girl, she lived with her father and mother on farm in New Hampshire. She liked to play outside. Sometines her mother would read to her from the Bible, and she liked that too. One day they read about Daniel, who prayed three times every day, so Mary decided to pray seven times every day. She made marks on the wall in the shed so she wouldn't forget how many times she had prayed."

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