And so the courier who cheated death

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The courier who cheated death, the man whose name is lost to time, was found dead in his bed. His wife had died of a fever months before and he could not bear to live without her.

He passed away contentedly with nothing more than a smile on his face, but when they removed him from the house for burial all at once he awoke.

“He has been delivered!” cried one of those nearby; “he is alive again!” And so they laid him back down in bed and covered him up as before, and he gave no sign that he had heard them or understood what happened.

The man was tasked with delivering a message to the King, but he died before meeting his goal. The story is told by the messenger who found him dead and took pity on him.

He tells of how they dressed up in order to bury the courier, but then when they carried him out of the house all at once he awoke.

They laid him back down in bed and covered him up as before, and this time he gave no sign that heard them or understood what had happened. He went from being lifeless to alive again- it may not seem like much for others who have gone through similar ordeals; he came close enough to death so many times throughout his life that waking up would be nothing new.

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