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He heard a child's footsteps pass by and knew the boy had died



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The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

My late father, Peter Kidd, was born in 1910 and was a farm servant in Banffshire. In 1939 his oldest son, then a toddler, was in hospital, having been burned in a fire. One evening as Dad sat at the fire he heard a child's footsteps pass by and disappear in the distance and he told my mother that the boy had died - which he had. My father was distraught and cycled to his parents' croft to speak to his mother, and on his way home he was still distraught but he told me that as he cycled over a hillock he felt this burden being lifted from him.

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble