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Her neighbours willingly contributed such assistance as as they could afford compatible with safety, and pulling up as they thought the third man’s body, were equally concerned and surprised to see the almost life-less body of Catherine suspended by the hair and swinging on the same cord. Fresh air, with eau de vie(in French, ‘water of life’) soon restored this excellent girl. In consequence of the delay produced by her indisposition, the fourth man was drawn up a life-less and irrecoverable corpse. Such conduct did not pass unnoticed: a procession of the corporation and a solemn Te Deum were celebrated on the occasion; Catherine received the public thanks of the Duke of Orleans, the Bishop of Noyon, the town magistrates, an emblematical medal, and a civic crown: to these were added the congratulations of her own heart, that inestimable reward of a benevolent mind.