About a year ago I had occasion to go underneath an...

About a year ago I had occasion to go underneath an elevator to make some repairs. As it did not descend below the first floor I felt perfectly safe, but overlooked the fact that the ponderous weight of some two tons descended to where I was working. While I was busily engaged adjusting a spring, the elevator was suddenly run up to the sixth floor, the weight coming down and crushing my left foot against the stone wall. I was held there for several minutes before being liberated. I tried to realize that accidents are unknown to God, immortal Mind, but the pain was so intense that I could not collect my thoughts.

Finally, when the power was reversed and the weight lifted, I was carried to the first floor and my foot examined. The boot was torn to pieces, the foot to the instep was badly discolored and apparently crushed. On my way home in an automobile I called at the house of a Christian Science practitioner and asked for treatment. After arriving home I was placed on my bed and tried to read Science and Health, but suffered so from the pain that I could read only a few words at a time. In about half an hour after I left the practitioner, the pain stopped and it did not return. A second treatment was given me that night. Next morning the discoloration was nearly all gone, and after a third treatment, with the aid of a cane I walked two blocks. The third day, Sunday, I put on my boot and walked about half a mile to church. On Monday I went to work as usual and have not lost one hour since.

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