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HE COULD LEAP THROUGH TH AIR. My object m writing is two-fold ; to express my gratitude for a great benefit, and to tell a short story which cannot fail to interest the feelings of many others. It is all about myself, but I have remarked at when a man tells 1 the honest truth about himself he is all the j more likely to be of use to his fellow-creatures, 1 ' To begin, then, you must know I had lonjji I been more or less subject to attacks of bron--1 chitis, a complaint thatyou are aware is very common and troublesome m Great Britain m certain seasons of the year. Some months ago I had a very severe turn of it, worse, I think han I ever had before. It was probably, brought on by catching cold, as we all are apt , to when we least expect it. Weeks passed by, and my trouble proved to be very obstinate It would not yield to medicine, and as I also began to have violent racking pains m my limbs and back, I became greatly alarmed, could nei'her eat nor sleep. If I had been j ! feeble, sickiy. man, I should have thought less strangely of it ; but as, on the contrary, I was j hearty and robust I feared some new and terrible thing had got hold of me, which mighl make strength of no avail against it. I say hat was the way I thought. Presently I could not even lie down for the pain all over my body. I asked my doctor what he thought of my condition, and lie frankly said, "lam sorry to have to tell you you are getting worse !" This so frightened my friends, as well as myself, that they said, " Thomas, you must go to the Hospital : it may be yottr only chance for life 1" But I didn't want to goto the hospital. Who does, when he thinks he can possibly get along without it ? I am a laboring man, with a large family depending on me for support, and I might almost as well be m my grave as to be laid on my back m a hospital unable to lift a hand tor months, or God only knows how long. Right at this point I had a thought flash across my mind like a stream of sunshine m a cloudy day. I had heard and read about Mothei Seigel's Curative Syrup, and I resolved, before consenting to be take" to the hospital, I would try .that well-known remedy. On this I gave up the doctor's medicine and began taking the Syrup. Mark the wonrierful result I I had taken but three doses within twenty-four hours when I was seized with a fit of coughing, and threw up the phlegm and mucus off my by the mouthful. The Syrup had loosened and broken it up. Continuing with the Syrup, the racking pain, which I believe came from the bitter and poisonous humours m my blood and joints, soon left me entirely, and I felt like going to sleep, and I did sleep sound and quiet. Then I felt hungry, wi^h a natural appetite, and as I ate I soon got strong and well. / felt I could leap through the air -with delight In a week I was able to go to my work again. It doesn't seem possible, yet it is true, and the people know it. And, therefore, 4ien I say I preach the good news of the great power of seigel's Syrup to cure pain and disease far and wide, nobody will wonder at me Thomas Canning , 75, Military-road, Canterbury, Kent. Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup is for sale by all chemists and medicine vendors : and by the Proprietors, A. J. White, Limited, 35, Farringdon iroad, London, E. C., England.

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WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2227, 16 September 1889

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WHY HE DID NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2227, 16 September 1889