130 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING
from the world; and I have positive hope of accomplishing
The following concerns the cause and cure of the
"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
"'No, In order to bake a cake 1 need simply and the
** * 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<!