MODES OF ENUNCIATION, ETC. 211 tion, etc. This restful manner of speech has a powerful effect upon the hearer. It is far more effective than the stringing out of long and wordy sentences. Let the reader try it, and he will soon discover this unforced and restful tone for himself. " The stammerer need have no fear of carrying this repose and relaxation to excess. The hearer will certainly not find the manner displeasing. And even if this were not the case, the stammerer has to consider himself, and not the hearer. Every speaker has his idiosyncrasies, so why should the patient not have his? — especially as his happens to be the most natural in the world. The patient always has the right (and no reason- ing person will gainsay it) to consider himself in the first place, and also himself in the second, third, and fourth; and last of all to consider the hearer just a little. The stammerer should make the most abundant use of this privilege. And let me once more emphasize the fact that this restful and unhurried speech always strikes the hearer pleasantly." x And when the stammerer experiences fear or antici- pates difficulty, — "Let him concentrate his whole thought simply and solely upon the task of living that moment with the greatest possible repose and well-being. Let him relax the muscles of the arms, and as far as possible the muscles of the legs and other parts of the body, — meanwhile permitting the resultant feeling of comfort to come well to the fore in consciousness. Let the stammerer — if he finds it agreeable — slowly raise his hand and stroke it across his face. Let him yawn while performing the act, and then draw a few slow and deep breaths to intensify his feeling of restfulness and indifference. When this feeling 1 Loc cit., pp. 135-138.