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SUCCI'S FAST.

[per press association.]

London, April 27. On Saturday Signor Jean Succi, the Italian faster, completed his fast of forty days. He lost 341bs in weight during the task. When he had completed his fast the first nourishment he partook of was a little bouilli. He has promised to reveal the secret of the elixir which it is said has enabled him to oomplete his undertaking with so much success.

This is Succi's thirty-third experiment of going without food. He first discovered his capacity for abstinence : when on the African coast in- 1879, and ill with fever. He thus describes his discovery :—"'l had fasted for several days, and instead, of losing strength, T suddenly felt a new force awake within me which the sustained exertion of my will seemed to increase. It is a power like hypnotism, like galvanism, a power which I have gradually learned to create and to control. Solely by my will I am able to abstain from all foods j it is power of will which keepsany j brain,clear .■:■.■! r-'.i^.-.ir- in,-, tiirincr these long fasts. Mi w.l i :r ■"!<■:■ ,' >;> my body; there you haye the whole secret. I intend to fast in public for forty successive days, and during that period T s!ia!l fence, swim, haveabout al isiiek : and on tlie fortieth day I mean to ride on horseback through the streetsof London. 1'

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SUCCI'S FAST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2413, 29 April 1890

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SUCCI'S FAST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2413, 29 April 1890

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