"Do something! The girl is going to get burned!" a witness implored.
With an imperious gesture, the doctor quieted the murmurs and kept the well-intentioned from intervening. Bernadette did not seem to suffer. The physician's heart beat wildly. Perhaps he had finally witnessed his supernatural phenomenon.
When Bernadette had come out of her state of ecstasy, Doctor Dozous examined her hands. There was nothing. These little hands did not bear the slightest trace of a burn. He then put the flame near Bernadette's hands, but the girl cried: "Stop, you're burning me!". The doctor couldn't get over it. He openly declared: "Now I believe it. I've seen it with my own eyes!". He rushed to the Cafe Francais to announce the event and to proclaim his conversion, the news of which soon travelled around the town.