Catherine Vassent, Part 3

Continued from last post . . .

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.



About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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