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From the December 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A Case of healing of sin, through Christian Science, came to my notice in Cleveland some time ago, and the seed sown is still bearing fruit. During the absence of a student from the city, a burglar entered her house, but was frightened away by the inmates without securing anything; the same evening he entered other homes, was arrested and placed in jail.

When the student returned and learned what had taken place she felt it a duty to try to help him; the thought of timidity would attempt to restrain her, but finally it seemed like a command, to try to show him the way to true freedom.

She called at the jail, explained her motive in coming, and asked to see him. She was informed she could not see him until recreation hour the next day; that her effort would be in vain; that he would not speak to her, and was the worst "crook" they had, only having been released from the penitentiary six weeks. She left some literature, asking them to give it to him. Evidently they had very little faith in the effort, as she found the literature the next day, untouched where she left it.

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