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Struck By Lightning

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Mr. A. Castle, whoae ejperieuce iu i that lino we albulo d to last week, lias told j us all about it, and "ve uro content to i teke bis word for it. As th; storm oaino up lio pnt bis team iu tho barn aud sat down iu tbo door íacing tho inside. The j stroke oí ligbtuing whioh killed bis borsos and prostrated bim dkl it woxk too swiftly to givo bim tho slighteat waruiug oi' its comiug. His first remenibrance upon retumiug to oonsciousnesa was of hearing bis uaúghter, who batí run dowu from tlio house, about íwertyfive rods distan!, exclaim, "Oh! i'ather is dead ! " Upoii opening tus éyés, tbo wbolo uir and sky seemed to bo in a blazo. He also became conscious of tbo most intense suifering, apd especially iu bis Jbwer liml:. JIo suys tho pain was like tbat of a burn, and tbatbe oould not havo Biiirercd more for the kour that followed if lio had been bejd in tbo ílaiuos. His wife and daugbtor, üpon seeing that bo was still alivo, desired to romoye bim to the house, but bo begged t bo left where be was and not to be disturbod, aa he felt that be oould livo but a few minutes aud that hfi mlght is wèll dio there as to bo putto tbo needless torture of romoval. As he seemed to gnin strengtb, however, he was sooh takou to tbo house and made as comfortable ae possiblo, Viut oigbt or ton hours elapsed before he was sülo to movo either of bis lower limbs. The left hip and leg seemed to be inore affeeted than tbo rigbt, and tho sjmptoms for a timo indicatdd tbat the bones were injured. But these have pasaed awayand only a süjílit lamenésá now romains. Tbo rigbt lung has beeu very sore ever siuco tbe ocoui'rence, but tliis may have boon causedby an injury reoeived in falling. The mark of the ligbtning is appareat from the shoulders to tlio cidf of tho rigbt leg, in the shape of a broad, irregular strip froín wbicb tbo slíin bi.s peeled offasthougb


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