Nicholas Stepanow communicates with his dead father via the clock which they had selected, which began to strike the hours slowly and sadly
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Death and its Mystery: After Death – Camille Flammarion
I shall select one more letter from among those received. It was sent me from Kaliche, Russian Poland, on June 27, 1913.
MOST ESTEEMED MONSIEUR FLAMMARION: My father, after his death in 1879, proved to me that he was still alive, through signs which we had agreed upon beforehand:
(1) The window-pane which we had designated cracked in a straight, horizontal line; it broke with a noise like the firing of a gun;
(2) the clock which we had selected (its strokes were ordinarily rapid and gay) began to strike the hours slowly and sadly, and for several weeks continued to do so.
I must be silent no longer, because I am old. And since you, the champion of truth, are no longer young, either, it is your duty not to be silent, for the world is listening to you.