130 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING from the world; and I have positive hope of accomplishing my task/1 The following concerns the cause and cure of the defect: "I explain to my pupils clearly and forcefully, by the fol- lowing example, how It is that the sound of the voice is the chief thing, while letters art* only secondary, I ask them the cjuei" tion: *What do we need first of all in order to make it pound* cake?1 The correct answer always come*, *The dough*' *** And what dm do we need in order to the dough ?* *A cake«mould,' is the usual answer. II That is right; this the cake ill mould or form -» whether round or polypnal, high or low, and so on, III Now what do€t a eomist of?* To this qtumtion most of them answer, 'Of dough and its form/ And then 1 answer them sharply and abruptly, so that they are quite startled, and become confused at their pofdtion (for then they mark the circumstance, and the eiample them deeply) — "'No, In order to bake a cake 1 need simply and the dough! ** * For if 1 should put the dough into the oven without a cake-mould, I should still have a cake — though certainly not a that would be pleasing to the eye. But If I put the cake- mould alone in the oven, what have I ? Nothing! * The pupiln aow become more interested and curious; they watch each word as it falls from my lip*f and they note the words carefully, "The Important thing Is not lluti a stammerer 2$ treated» but kow he is treated. "I continue my explanation to the pupils a* follows: "s The most important thing when one Is baking a cake Ii the dough; &ait oac must have. We ust* the cake«moul<!