When, in late May, 1918, I set sail from San Francisco...

When, in late May, 1918, I set sail from San Francisco in command of the schooner Ethel Zane, I had been in Christian Science several years; therefore, in the cabin, among my charts and nautical instruments, were the Bible, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and "Miscellaneous Writings," also by Mrs. Eddy.

When three weeks out of San Francisco, bound for Manila, and about three hundred and fifty miles southwest of Hawaii, as we were being carried along by a beautiful northeast trade wind, taking the wheel, I ordered the sails shifted, and the schooner jibbed. As the spanker boom swung heavily over me, a bale iron broke, and a heavy block struck me on the head and shoulders. My skull was fractured, a collar bone was broken and protruded at the neck, and one of the bones in the back of my neck was broken and protruded. The block pinned my left arm against the wheel, cutting it to the bone, and flattening one of the spokes on the wheel from which I had just taken my hand. An artery in my arm was severed.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came into my life between seven and...
November 1, 1922

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