A young, innocent, well-educated girl of good family found herself pregnant after being seduced by a sophisticated man. She was too ignorant to know what to do, and too ashamed to confess to her parents. In despair, she decided to kill herself. When the fatal day arrived, she called out several times in prayer and agony to whatever God there be, to give some evidence of Its existence so that she should not feel utterly alone and to help her. About one hour later, to her astonishment, the room became filled with an unearthly light for a few minutes. With it came the feeling of being in the presence of the Higher Power, of not being alone any more, and an assurance of help. She slept heavily the rest of the day and all that night, and next morning awoke with a clear guidance of what to do. She went to her parents and in great calmness told them of the trouble which had befallen her. They treated her well and took appropriate measures to deal with it. Thirty years after this event, she related the story to me, after I had described the experience of a titled English lady, who told me how she was saved from committing suicide because of the death of all her babies one after another by the manifestation of Light, along with a Voice that spoke the saving words.
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