tlence is supposed to be a woman
who lived in New England before the
revolution; her remarks are couched
in an old English form devoid of
modern words. She has "dictated"
poetry and stories, which Mrs. Cur
ran has read off as the pointer flew
from letter to letter on the ouija
board. The most amazing communica
tion, however, was that which re
quired the Currans to adopt a baby
and name it Patience Worth.
"Select a poor baby " was the de
mand, "and make all arrangements
for adoption before its birth."
So the Currans arranged with a
poverty-stricken prospective mother
for the adoption of her child, should
it be a girl.
The night of the baby's arrival a
session with the board was inter
rupted when Patience said:
"There be other things adoing."
Later it was found this interrup
tion came at the exact moment of
the baby's birth in a distant section
I of the city
Mrs. J. H. Curran
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