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that," she declared. "All you need
.do for me is to give me a booth. It
must have space for the patient to be
seated. Then I will be behind the
curtain with a slit in it large enough
only to allow my putting out my
hand. I shall see the patient against
the light through the thin transpar-
-ency, but the patient must not see
h "But the role, Olive?" propounded
"The oriental girl physician, such
as they have in China. Yoh know
that in that country the doctorsare
perfect magicians. The patient never
sees the doctor and the doctor makes
the .most wonderful diagnoses by
simply feeling the pulse. .
So, behold the sprightly Olive upon
the opening evening of the bazaar,
" stationed behind the curtain, and
enough of 'her unique garb showing
to give richness, .mystery and orien
talism to the presentation. For a
dime the benevolent were to "receive
i medical advice worth, a. fortune," and
Olive had. rare fun for an hour. .
For a delicate and fastidious girl
of her acquaintance she prescribed aH
diet of .coarse food that- nearly sent
the patient into hysterics. Olive was
familiar with the gossip of 'the town,
and really made a reckless young
man grow thoughtful describing
some of his infirmities in a vivid way
and advising him to "avoid the wine
To fat Miss Brown she suggested
a course of athletics and salt cold
baths thai made this patient recoil
and shudder. Then OUve - started
and thought, fas and furious. Gor
don Lee had been induced to invest
j a dime.
f He noted how small, soft and
dainty was the hand, that there were
two dainty dimples and a, delightful
.little mole justT at the side of the
white," shapely forefinger. He knew
," not why he noted this, but he did.
p looked bored indeed, half ill.
With an expression of ennui on his
ia.ce, ne exieuaccnis hand.
"You have sufferedY' spoke the sil--very
voice from behind the screen, as
the delicate fingers rested across the
wrist of the patient, "but needless
ly. Your pulse indicates strength,
long life, but you have a defect."
"Indeed, yes you see, my shoul
jJer " began Lee, but the fair- doc
tress interrupted him.
"It-is the pain in your left heel
you must look out for," proceeded
Olive, a bold suggestion coming to
"My heel oh, surely, you are mis-
t taken " again began-Lee, and again
he was interrupted.
"The pain once settled there, the
distributal influence of the blood cur
rents may convey the toxicyelements
to the lungs, the heart, the brain?
You must walk, you must eat and
sleep jegularly, you must exercise
and occupy your mind pleasantly. In
time you may eradicate the little
colony of parasites that thrive in
your heeL Next patien,t!"
Now, all this sounded very fool
ish to Olive when she came to think
of it later. She told Verda about it,
and. the latter thought it was a good
joke;. As to Lee, a strange thing
happened. All of a sudden the
shoulder pain was transferred to the
heel, such is the power of Imagina
tion! He began to cuddle a fancied
trouble at this new center op dis
ease, just as he had adopted and
cherished the old one in the shoulder.
At the end of two months he had
forgotten all about the shoulder. A
doctor to whom he had sheepishly
gone with his new affliction laughed.
JNonsense .wkh your neeir trou
ble !" he derided. -"You're as sound as
a dollar frpm tip to- toe. Someone
has hoaxed you. into banishing your
imaginary shoulder disease and got
your attention transferred to your
heel. Brace up you're cured!"
And he was, and began to realize
it And then the story of the fair
Chinese medicine maiden came to
hie ears. He was passing the Wil
loughby heme one day, and lifted his