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During his first visit to obtain the golden plates…

“[Joseph] again opened the box, and in it he saw the book, and attempted to take it out, but was hindered. He saw in the box something like a toad, which soon assumed the appearance of a man, and struck him on the side of his head. – Not being discouraged at trifles, he again stooped down and strove to take the book, when the spirit struck him again, and knocked him three or four rods, and hurt him prodigiously.”

~Willard Chase, ca. 11 December 1833, in Howe, Mormonism Unvailed, page 242~