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According to the Paris correspondent of the " Daily Telegraph/ an elderly gentletmny residing la the Hue Rocheohooart, who was supposed to he dead, has suddenly come tq life. Ha haa a nephew In Par la, who, being duly informed of his demise ou Sunday, repaired at onoa to the house with hl3 wife to keep watoh over the mortal remains of his uncle until they should be borne to their last resting-place. On Monday evening, as the lady was tired, her husband tent her to the draw-ing-room to take Borne repose on a sofa, and, a servant having placed some wine and broth on a table, he threw himself Into an arm-chair m the bedroom, and soon went soundly to sleep. Qn awakenat 4 In tha morning he foqnd that the broth had disappeared, and that the bottle of w,lno was half empty. Becoming alarmed, he went to hie wife m the drawing-room, rouged her, »nd told her what had happened. She returned to the bedroom with him, bnt the pajr had hardly readied the door when they heard a noise. They paused on the threshold, and, to their consternation, a voice bade them not be afraid, bat to o:>me m. The husband entered the but soon rushed out with his hair standing on end. He had seen his unole's ghost. The old rcan was sitting, enveloped m a sheet, on the side of his bed. Tbe supposed ootpw had the utmost difficulty m getting h.U panic-stricken relatives to understand that he wbb not dead after all. "lam alive 1". he repeated, adding that the preparations for his funeral had not escaped hla notice. He had been m a lethargy, and, waking up, had helped himself to the broth, which had done him good. Hearing someone approaching he had jumped into bed, as he was anxious not to cause any alarm ; but Richard was ihlmaolf again. He felt perfectly recovered., and certainly on oloser examlnation'the unole's appearanoe by no means belied hla words. The refreshments hid come m most opportunely to restore him, and, as he was muoh pleased with the affectionate attention which his relative* had shows him after his supposed departure from tjhis world, everything wasisoon mad.q to»J?Py BOd comfortable all ron^ •** j

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A STRANGE AWAKENING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888

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A STRANGE AWAKENING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1981, 27 October 1888