Cornish Saints and Sinners: Rescuers


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The Tales of Daring from Cornwall
by J. Henry Harris

R E S C U E R S
and Rescues in Cornwall

Of deeds of daring, for the saving of life, Cornwall is full. These are pictures of black nights and tempests, and noble souls wrestling with death and destruction, with scarce a faint chance in their favour. From near Mousehole, comes the story of a man who hung over a precipitous cliff. Another man descended that cliff by a rope when a storm was raging, and the sea boiling beneath him. He brought his burden back in his arms, battered, but still living, and in mid-air, the strands of the rope were chafed, so that those above trembled as they hauled.

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Edited from "Cornish Saints & Sinners" (1906)





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