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Mr Williams and Mrs Hooper



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A description of the experience

From Death Bed Visions – Sir William Barrett

From Mrs Carter of St Erth, Hayle Cornwall April 13th 1924

On Sunday, April 13th , I went to Hillside to sit with a Mr. Williams, who was dying of consumption, so that those belonging to him might have a little rest.

He was in a state of great physical distress, and unable to lie down, and could only breathe with the greatest difficulty, with his head leaning down to within a few inches of the mattress.

He suddenly raised himself and stretched out his hands, and said very clearly, as though speaking to someone present and whom he was glad to see,

' Edmund ! ! my dear brother Edmund!’

I was alone with him at the time, but when the family returned to the room later I at once related to them what he had said, and then learnt from them that his brother Edmund was dead…….

I was told that before I arrived he had exclaimed ‘Mrs Hooper’

She had been a great friend of his, and died here about 18 months or two years ago.

He died about ten hours after I had left

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Ordinary person

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