Christian Science a Great Blessing

When I was a young boy my folks moved on a wheat ranch in South Dakota, and one of my duties was to go to town for the mail every few days. For this purpose I had a pony which was once owned by the Indians, and was tricky. On one of these trips the pony suddenly reared. and then began to buck, and turn around very fast. I lost my balance, and in falling my foot turned and wedged in the stirrup. The pony then dragged me some distance, and finally stepped on my chest, leaving me in the road.

When I regained consciousness the pony was nearly a mile away, and after a little work I got up and found I couldn't breathe. I walked in a circle until things had turned black and I was beginning to fall, when a little gasp came. I walked for nearly two miles, breathing in short gasps, each one causing a sound which I could not prevent. I would walk a rod or two, then sit down. In this way I walked a mile and a quarter, and then I had to lie down. By doing this I was able to endure the pain. All the time I was repeating the Scientific Statement of Being as given in Science and Health. I had got about half a mile from home when I was seen, and my adopted sister came to me; but being unable to assist me returned for help. I finally reached home and was placed in a rocking-chair, when I broke down.

For two days I lay on my back hardly able to move my fingers. The afternoon of the third day I sat up a little while the next day I walked to a chair in the yard, on the tenth day began riding to school, a distance of five miles, and cannot remember missing a day for three months, when we moved to town, and it was no longer necessary to ride.

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Testimony of Healing
What Christian Science has done for Us
August 15, 1901

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