Religion: Bells

Modern cathedrals, dependent for their growth on donations from the pious, rise slowly—though nothing like as slowly as the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Sometimes their upthrust is accelerated when a rich man dies, leaves a legacy. San Francisco's Grace Cathedral (Episcopal), building since 1910 on Nob Hill, has had a different course. For the past year its staff has watched, with anxious eyes, the state of health of a doddering, 85-year-old retired dentist named Dr. Nathaniel Coulson. To the Cathedral's building fund, pious Dr. Coulson has assigned the income of no less...

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