I have lately felt an increased sense of gratitude toward...

I have lately felt an increased sense of gratitude toward all those who have helped me in Christian Science. My first experience came more than seven years ago, when a gentleman, then past eighty years of age, presented me with a copy of Science and Health. I knew nothing whatever of this beautiful religion at that time, but gladly accepted the book and listened eagerly to his explanations. From the first I gave all my spare time to reading Science and Health, and it seemed the most beautiful book I had ever read. While for a long time I did not understand it very well, still it immediately had an uplifting effect and I wanted to know more and more of what as yet seemed afar off.

A year later, while in southern Illinois, I was thrown from a horse, landing on my back. I seemed to be severely injured and for several days could not get up or lie down without assistance, and suffered much pain whenever I moved. I decided to return to St. Louis to see a city physician, as the doctor in that little town did not give any relief. In the meantime, however, I had written to a friend, a Christian Science practitioner, telling her of the accident, and the night before I expected to leave for St. Louis I received a letter from her telling me not to worry but to read Science and Health and she would work for me. I sat up reading until ten o'clock, when I was helped into bed. I soon fell asleep, and when I awakened in the morning turned over, stretched myself, then suddenly remembered I had not been able to do that since my fall; in fact, I had not been able to turn at all after lying down. To make sure I turned again, and found I was free from pain and could move about as I wished. Except for a slight soreness, which left in a short time, there was no further effect from the fall. This was a perfect healing; it was practically instantaneous, and I know the quick relief was due entirely to Christian Science.

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