In October, 1904, I was accidentally shot through the...

In October, 1904, I was accidentally shot through the arm, the charge badly lacerating the flesh and splintering the bone, indeed a piece of it was gone. We were out in the country at the time, four miles from town. The blood flowed profusely, but through the knowledge of Truth, it was soon stopped. The doctor's verdict was that the hand would have to be amputated, but we objected and it was left a few days. One morning, while dressing the wound, the doctor said that in all his twenty-five years' practice he had never seen such a bad wound heal so fast and with so little inflammation. He added, "I don't understand it." We said nothing, as we were strangers in town, and did not tell him that we were Scientists. One morning he saw Science and Health lying on the table. He began reading it, and seemed absorbed in the little book for a time. He still insisted that the hand must come off, but my grandmother, who was helping me in Science, told him that Truth had healed the wound so wonderfully and it would heal the bone. "Well," he said, "you have more faith than I have, but we will see." He was also an orthodox minister. In less than seven months the bone had filled in entirely, the arm was strong, and I was doing section work on the railroad, and have been ever since. The doctor seems to know it must have been Truth that healed me, but is hardly ready to give up all for Truth, although he tells others of it, and even recommended Christian Science to one we know. We had loaned him a copy of Science and Health.

Words are inadequate to express our thankfulness to our heavenly Father, and to Mrs. Eddy, who has braved the storms to bring this truth to a sin-sick and dying world.

Charles V. Norton, Seymour, Mo.

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