I wish to bear testimony to what Christian Science has...

I wish to bear testimony to what Christian Science has done for me in the last year. I was captain of a British man-of-war, which was torpedoed by a German submarine in the southeastern Mediterranean. When the ship gave her last plunge, I dived overboard, but was immediately sucked back again under the foc'sle awning, some twenty feet under water. I had no sense of fear whatever: my heart seemed full of love, and the knowledge that God was with me even in the depths of the sea. This kept all my faculties clear, and I was able to dive deeper still, so as to clear the awning and regain the surface practically none the worse. The submarine came up and made us all prisoners, took us in to the coast of Cyrenaica, and turned us over to the Senussi—a bloodthirsty and ultra-fanatical Muhammadan sect, to whom human life is of no more account than that of a sheep.

For nineteen weeks we were prisoners in the Libyan Desert, exposed to every privation,—naked, hungry, barefooted, sick, burnt by the sun, and chilled by the rain and the bitter cold of desert nights,—our lives always in great peril. After four months I escaped, and covered half the hundred miles of waterless desert which separated us from our friends. I was recaptured, and was in extreme peril of being instantly murdered; but I was preserved from death, although I was flogged with an elephant hide whip, stoned, and spat upon; but remembering him who suffered without a cause, I was hardly conscious of pain.

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