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"Open the mouth wide, but not too wide (this is meant for
all exercises); let the tongue rest quietly without any pres-
sure flat on the bottom of the oral cavity, the point touching
but not pressing the front teeth; breathe lightly in and out
through the mouth (four, six times), not allowing the tongue to
move in the very least.


"Protrude the tongue as far as possible without any pressure
and independent of the muscles of the larynx; keep it out
four seconds, then draw it back as far as possible. Keep it
back four seconds without closing the mouth. Begin slowly
(six times), growing faster by degrees (ten, fifteen times in
succession). Protrude the tongue during expiration, draw it
back during a deep inspiration through the mouth, the nostrils
held closed by thumb and fore finger.


"Open the mouth wide, move the tip of the pointed tongue
to the corners of the mouth alternately to the right and left
(six times), having the direct intention to strike the corners (for
purposeless work is only a mechanical action and will not lead
to success); then growing faster by degrees (ten, fifteen times
in succession). Do not hold the breath during this exercise,
but breathe quietly and regularly through the mouth.


"Open the mouth wide, touch with the tip of the sharply-
pointed tongue the middle of the upper and of the lower lip
alternately; begin slowly, with the direct intention of letting
only the outermost tip, not the entire front part of the tongue,