Orphan of Lannion

In a Breton legend, a girl who had been murdered reappeared every night in the form of a light flickering round the cross, near which the tragedy had occurred, and at the same hour. When the time arrived when she, had she been spared, would have died a natural death, the vision gradually attained a larger and more distinctly human shape. She was finally seen to ascend to heaven in the arms of an apparition in a luminous robe with wide stretched wings.



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