The Healing of "Sam" Leake

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Rob-Mar Press, 1920 - 81 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 76 - If I ascend up to heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
الصفحة 75 - The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind ; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true or real.
الصفحة 26 - cocktail route," for it spelled hopeless defeat and discomfiture. For Sam, himself, it apparently meant not even a transitory inconvenience. A dozen or more stiff drinks in a row only seemed to steady his nerve, make his mind more alert and resourceful, render his smile more comprehensive and his manner more Chesterfieldian. He was the marvel of a city at a time when hard drinking was far more common than now, when men of affairs and position thought it not amiss to be seen in public places befuddled,...
الصفحة 25 - His career as^a journalist was stormy, spectacular, original. He didn't seem especially vindictive, but always had a fight on his hands that occupied his mind and kept his paper in the limelight. He fought governors, senators, noblemen, prison wardens and politicians—'fought anyone who cared to fight, and walked roughshod over those who wouldn't fight at all. He fought with perfect good humor, for the pure love of combativeness and because it improved business.
الصفحة 36 - I obeyed the white-haired lady's orders to the letter. When I left her, I passed a saloon, wanted a drink and took it; wanted another, and took it; wanted a third, and took that, and so on down the line. After a rather prolonged breathing spell, I was back again to what I would have called a normal state. But during the long night that followed, somewhere, some- "V how, I felt that kind hands were groping for me in the dark. 36 THOSE who have no personal acquaintance with the "liquor habit...
الصفحة 34 - Go ahead!" I said. "I'll try." Little did I think as I said them what those words meant for me and mine. The truth is, almost as soon as they were out of my mouth I would have given a lot to recall them. But a promise is a promise, and being fairly made, I did not attempt to recall it.
الصفحة 37 - THOSE who have no personal acquaintance with the "liquor habit," or plain drunkenness, and, fortunately, they are numerous, need some enlightenment from a responsible source in order to understand this story aright; to realize that it is only a disease, hideous, fatal, desolating far beyond the limits of its actual presence, but perfectly preventable and curable if we can learn to grapple with it right.
الصفحة 45 - I drank my usual quart of whiskey and fell into a deep sleep. It was early in the morning of May 1, 1912, when I awoke. My first act for years had been to ring the bell for cocktails. • I raised my hand for that purpose, then suddenly paused. I had no more desire for whiskey than when I was a baby in arms. I had grown so feeble wth excesses that a servant always had to lift me from bed and dress me like a child.
الصفحة 35 - Why, here is somebody who really understands her business and it is easy to follow her directions to the letter, with equal satisfaction to myself and to my practitioner. If this is the veritable road to redemption, it is indeed strewn with flowers. A man who couldn't comply with such an extremely simple rule of conduct would be no better than a beast,
الصفحة 46 - This is the plain story of my healing, every fact of which could be established in a court of justice on unimpeachable evidence. Do not think for a moment that it was a miracle or in anywise supernatural. Quite the reverse. It was divinely natural, as I hope to show later on.

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