Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.
—Jesus, The Christ
Oh, could l tell, you surely would believe it!
Oh, could l only say what l have seen!
How should l tell, or how can ye receive it?
How. till He bringeth you where I have been!
—F. W. H. Myers
From my earliest childhood I looked out upon the world and questioned. When little higher than my Mother’s knee where I lisped my infant prayers, and spelled out the words in the big family Bible, I questioned, and questioned. I questioned my parents, and my elder brothers and sisters, but they told me, “It is wicked to question so,” so I learned to keep my questions to myself. As a little child I knew that things were wrong, that the Good God they told us about could never have intended things to be as they were. So I continued to question within myself, and to search for an answer.
At last my questions were answered! I found the Clue! I used it, and found the “hidden treasure"! Then came other clues, and by them I found other treasures! Then I cried, like Archimedes when he discovered a method of detecting the amount of alloy in Hiero’s crown—EUREKA! EUREKA!
I have given you, my reader, a number of those clues in this book, and if you will use them as I used them, and search as I searched, you too will ﬁnd the Treasures.
Go forth, little book! There are those who will understand today, and there are those who will understand tomorrow.
—Lily L. Allen
(Mrs. James Allen)