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Curious Effect of Lighting.

A storm of thunder, short but sharp, passed over Burwash, in East Sussex, recently, when a cottage at the common, occupied by Robert Reed, a carpenter, was struck by lightning, and the top of its chimney knocked off. The fluid entered the living room of the dwelling, lifted a brick from the floor to the ceiling, and tore a boot from one of the feet of Reed’s son, leaving the foot marked across as if burned with a hot iron. It also forced a knife from the lad’s hand, and the shock stunned him. Mv Reed’s mother, an aged woman, who was sitting by the fireplace, had a foot struck and sadly scorched, and a babe left lying there, was found by its mother to have been moved to another part of the room and one of its arms lacerated. Mrs Reed, who entered the room at the moment of the shock, had a dish forced out of her hand by the lightning, but herself escaped injury. One of the doors of the cottage and some earthenware were crashed. That the four beings, who at that awful moment were inmates of Robert Reed’s dwelling, should be now living, and the lad able to go to his usual work, are facts that fill one with wonder, and in truth seem hardly credible. The lightning is said also to have entered the house of Mr Hallaway, the Railway Tavern, close by, but to have made its exit without doing any damage.

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Curious Effect of Lighting. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 20, 11 November 1879

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