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MARVELLOUS ESCAPE OF A CHILD

[PER PKBBS ASSOCIATION ] . Invehoargill, February 4, The escape of a little boy, David Small, who fell asleep between the rails near Lnmsden on Satnrday, and waß ran over by a train of twenty. four vehicle*, waa a marvellona one, and f« probably das to the preßenoe of mind of the driver, who, on seeing the sleeping child, w : goly refrained from blowing the whistle, knowlug tbufc there was not room to pull up on a down grade, and (hat tt was likely that If th» whistle were blown the child would havo liftod hla head and beeu killed. As it wai, the cowcatcher dragged and rolled him about 22 yards before he slipped. Be id not severely hart but the loss of the great toe nail, and the shaving of the bone from the crown of the head, apparently by the fUoges of the wheels, ■how what a miraculous e?eap3 he hnc**

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MARVELLOUS ESCAPE OF A CHILD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889

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MARVELLOUS ESCAPE OF A CHILD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2055, 5 February 1889

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