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ceeded to tunvit until wy-jaws were
fastened wide apart.
Then he PUT DOWN MY-THROAT
A TUBE which seemed much too
wide and was something like four
feet in length. The, irritation of the
tube was excessive. Then the food
was poured in quickly-rbrandy, milk
and gruel. It made ;me,ksfck a few
moments after it was down.
The HORRO.R OF IT was more
than I can describe.
As the doctor left bje'gaye me a
Blap on the cheek, not 'violently, but,
Lady Constance Lytton
as it were, to express his contemptu
I had an idea that some of the oth
er suffragets might be near. I called,
but in vain, my voice having grown
weak, and my tongue and throat felt
thick as a car, probably from not
drinking anything. I tried signaling
the words with rap on the wall:
"NO SURRENDER!. NO SUR
RENDER!" I could not sleep for more than an
lour at a time, my legs drew up into a
cramped position whenever I went off,
and the choking thickness of my
mouth woke me.
When the doctor returned some
hours later I begged that he would
not press the tube so far down into
my body. He treated the request
The pain of the tube in my body
was niore than I could bear.
Next day they brought me fresh
clothes. I was determined to show
what I thought of forcible feeding, so
I took one of my shoes, let it .get a
good swing, and then hurled it
against my window. The glass broke
with a great smashing sound.
But the forcible feeding continued
day by day. In a week my feeling of
cold was intense. I asked for some
hearthstone to pohsh my tins, hoping
to rub some sense of life into my
hands and arms.
By this time I could not feel my
legs and arms except at the joints,
where I felt the pain of the cold.
A pain in my side had grown acute.
Later I learned that in spite of. the
forcible feeding I lost flesh at the rate
of two pounds a day, was, indeed,
practically asphyxiated at every feed
ing. Fearful of the ultimate result the
authorities determined on my re
lease. Let me say here that I did not go to
prison in disguise to play a practical
joke, but for the sake of bringing
such a state of things to an end.
Some time later I was taken with
paralysis down one,stde. Then I Jiad
a stroke and my right arm was. par
alyzed; also slightly my right leg and
foot. From that day I have been an
invalid, incapable of working with
the Women's Social and Political
Union (the militants), hut I am with
them still with my whole soul."
When a man starts to go to the
devil because of his matrimonial
troubles at home, he usually hunts
out a devil who has blond hair and
bright eyes. Cincinnati Enquire