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How the Seuen Mysteries Were Reuealed
I selected the jobs where I would learn, and "sold
myself to my employers," choosing fields that threw me
into contact with successful men.
In 1915 I established my own business as a pub–
lishers' representative in Chicago, Illinois. I managed to
represent the nine leading bank journals of the United
States-journals read by chief officers of banks. I did
business with the presidents of many of the nation's
largest industrial corporations in the Middle West. I
attended state and national bankers' conventions, got
to
know many of the leading bankers of South LaSalle
Street, Chicago, and Wall Street, New York. I was
making an income, by age 28, equivalent to approxi–
mately $375,000 per year measured by today's dollar
value.
It
was at this height of my early business success
that God began dealing with me. I had been recently
married.
The Unrecognized Call
In a matter of days after our marriage, while living in
Chicago, my wife had a dream so vivid and impressive it
overwhelmed and shook her tremendously.
It
was so
realistic it seemed more like a vision. For two or three
days afterward everything else seemed unreal-as if in a
daze-and only this extraordinary dream seemed real.
In her dream she and I were crossing the wide
intersection, only a block or two from our apartment,
where Broadway diagonally crosses Sheridan Road.
Suddenly there appeared an awesome sight in the sky
above. It was a dazzling spectacle-the sky filled with a
gigantic solid mass of brilliant stars, shaped like a huge
banner. The stars began to quiver and separate, finally
vanishing. In her dream, she called my attention to the
vanishing stars, when another huge grouping of flashing
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