One day a woman picking peaches in Algeria lost her hold on the earth and began to rise. She grabbed limbs but leaves stripped off in her hands. Some children saw her before she disappeared into the white cloud, her limbs thrashing. The children were disbelieved. The disappearance was filed away with those of other women who fell into bad hands and were soon forgotten. Six months later a half-naked man in Kansas working on the roof of the Methodist Church was seen by half a dozen well-known and highly respected citizens to move directly upward, his tarbrush waving, until he shrank away to a point and vanished. Nobody who knew about the first event knew of the second, so no connection was made. The tarbrush fell to earth somewhere in Missouri unnoticed among a herd of Guernsey cows.