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?Qund "that once "she "was blind,
that she now sees. The miracle,
if miracle it is, has filled the
whole of. England with wonder.)
Special Correspondence to The
, Day Book.
London, March 7. On the
morning of Feb. J8, Dorothy
Kerin lay dying at'204 Milkwood
road, this city.
In the evening she was well!
When the" sun rbse that Sun
day she was -blind.
Three hours after it set she
could see as well as anybody!
At breakfast time she lay smit
ten with pain, ,unable to walk.
She ate supper at the table sur
rounded by. a joyfuKfather and
'mother and friends;
"An angel from heaven met
me at the, gate and brought me
back!" ; m x
That is,hpw Miss Kerin ex
plains 'her remarkable? recovery.
And nearly all England believes
Miss Dorothy is a beautiful
girl, with dark flowing hair and
large, lustrous eyes. She is 22.
During most of her life she has
Tbeen a helpless invalid. For five
years she never stoodyupright.
For a fortnight she was uncon
scious and 'delirious. That sun
clay she seemed to be dying. The
last of 37 physicians had made
his last vain effort to prolong by
minutes, her life.
' "We did not think she would
live until sunset," her mother
said. "As the shades of evening
were falling we gathered about
our loved daughter's bed expect-1
ing that she would leave us any
minute. She suddenly gave a
great sigh, and we thought she
But with a wonderful smile,
which none of us can forget, she
stretched out her arms .and held
them up for a few moments.
"Then she lay still. Presently
her lips moved. She stretched
out her arms again, then drew her
hands over her eyes, always smil
ing in that wonderful way. For
weeks she had been blind and
deaf. Her terrible weakness, due
to tuberculosis and diabetes, had
made her helpless.
"And then we saw a miracle
performed before our eyes. She
looked at us, her eyes at first
squinting and then becoming
quite natural in expression.
asked herr 'Dolly do you know
me V and she replied : 'Of course,
I dtfj mummy.'
"She sat up and dried, T am to
get up !' She seemd under some
mysterious influence. 'You can't
get up, my darling!' I answered.
But she did' get up! 'The angel
told me to,' she said. She was
the calmest person in the room.
"One man present was a pro
fessed atheist. He fell on his
knees, sobbing and praying
Next day Dolly laughingly ran
up and down stairs. She was -in
the highest spirits when a news
paper man called to see her.
"Yesterday 1 was lying there,
conscious for the first" time for
several days. I seemed to feel
slipping from life. I heard whis
pers, and sobs and prayers of