When King George V was opening the Conference on Disarmament, a special room was prepared in New York so that the king's message might be relayed through the United States of America. Just at the critical moment, a man tripped over the cable and broke it, and twenty minutes would be required to repair it. Something had to be done.
Mr. Vivian, who was in charge, threw himself into the breach, seized one end of the cable in one hand and the other end in the other, and stood there as the king's message passed through his body. Then he fell down and was taken to hospital. His body was the vessel used to convey, uninterrupted, the king's message.
(Phil. 1. 20; 2 Tim. 2. 21; 4. 11)