"I believe that I can cure you, and you must believe it too. Then we shall work together, and all must go well,"
implying a sort of "reciprocal faith" between the two parties. She moved into the big time with her cure of a young man by the name of Fernol West, "the only child of one of the greatest financiers in America," whose horse had bolted, leaving him with a head wound. His physical injuries had healed, but he was left with no "zest for life," living in utter misery. As this story opens, Olivia has come to England, followed by West, her greatest supporter. She faces her truest test, however, after healing a certain Miss Burnington, who is plagued by horrific headaches, when Miss Burnington's brother, Sir Hector, is stricken with a mysterious illness. Faith vs. science is one aspect of this tale, but suffice it to say there is a very real psychic disturbance at play here.
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