This Actually Happens Oftener Than You Would Think
IT may be a mere matter of superstition which causes so many hundreds of soldiers to wear small Bibles and Testaments over their hearts. But the Pocket Testament League of England reports that it is very generally done, and occasionally we hear of incidents which confirm the report of the League. Superstition says that the heart so protected will never be pierced by a bullet. Certainly the soldier who wore the little volume shown in the accompanying pho tograph must be a firm believer in its efficacy. He was struck by two machine bullets. One of them remained in the Testament, though prac tically destroying it. The other passed through it and penetrated his ribs, but without causing seri ous injury.
Superstition also says that if the Testament be the gift of a mother or sweetheart it is doubly valuable as a talisman. Notice the face on the right-hand page.