288 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING kiixd to any one in future on stammering or defects in speech; but when it is desired that friends should be made acquainted with the system (which is in some cases advantageous), this can be done by obtaining Mr.------'s previous consent, pro- vided such friends are not themselves affected in speech."l Such preposterous impudence! For forty dollars the stammerer may lease from an American "specialist" a "Home-Course of Instruc- tion," the equipment for which includes a tin talking machine. The following contract specifies the terms on which the student borrows the paraphernalia: "Desirous of being cured of my impediment of speech, I herewith make application for a------Home-Course of In- struction for the cure of Stammering and Stuttering as indicated on the Order Blank hereto attached. If this, my application, is accepted and the course furnished to me, I agree (to the best of my ability) to faithfully carry out the instructions as directed. "I agree, as a part of the consideration for the course, that the 18------Records, and the------Guide, shall be used solely for the treatment of my own impediment of speech, or in case I have no such impediment of speech, then such Records and-----Guide, above mentioned, will be used by only ONE person to be designated and selected by me; that the said Records and-----Guide are leased to me for and during my life time, or for and during the life time of the person I may designate and select to use the same, and I, myself will not, 1 The pupil must further pledge himself not to take the booklet out of the United Kingdom without the principal's written consent. He must undertake to pay a second fee; but this, says the principal, "is, of course, not for the improvement or cure, but for the advice and information at commencement in the same way as the first fee."