Christian Science came into my...

Christian Science came into my life shortly after World War I when my mother and I were in Washington, District of Columbia. Crowded as that city was, it seemed impossible for us to find an apartment within our means. Through a fellow worker I became acquainted with a very loving woman who said she would be glad to share her apartment with us until we found a suitable place of our own. This woman turned out to be the most unusual person I had ever met. Never at any time did she indulge in petty gossip, become inquisitive regarding our affairs, or impose herself upon us; but she was always ready with a kind word or a helping hand.

After we had been in her home for several months we were greatly surprised one Saturday evening when, as we were preparing to visit a large uptown theater, our hostess said, "Please do not go out tonight; it is best that you stay here." Snow had been falling for two days and nights, and the usual activity of the city was at a standstill. My mother was very eager to travel through the tunnel that had been dug to the theater, which was located within a block of the apartment, but at the request that seemed to us almost a command we removed our coats and hats and returned to the living room, while our hostess went to her room to read.

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