A long time since, while living in California, I fell in the...

A long time since, while living in California, I fell in the dark with all my weight against a sharp corner of a bureau. My side pained me so through the night that I had to sit up many times to get ease, and in the morning my husband drove down the hill to ask a Christian Scientist friend and practitioner to give me treatment. Two days later she came up to see me, and while I was resting on the bed she talked to me and gave me treatment, when all at once I felt something click (indeed, I seemed to hear it), and I said to her that the bone had gone into place. I was surprised, although I do not see why I should have been, knowing how all-powerful is our heavenly Father, and how our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, had taught us to rely upon God's aid. I walked about and attended to my duties, though slowly, until about five days afterward, when a terrible pain came back, intermittently, and for several seconds I felt as if something were tearing at my heart. This kept on during Saturday, and through the night I suffered terribly the few moments that the pain lasted. I startled my son, who came to see me, when I turned so white. He said, "Oh, mother, cannot some one come to you?" As soon as I could speak I assured him that I would soon be better and that his father would go for our Christian Science friend.

I can only conclude that a broken bone had caused that dreadful suffering, for such it was, a few moments intermitently, for two days and nights. The practitioner came up the next day, although it was a very long way, and I was deeply grateful to her for doing so, as I was unable to dress to go to her. She treated me, and I was indeed thankful to feel the pain go, and that was the last time I felt it.

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