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OF VENERABLE BEDE.

and criminals who may flee to my corpse for refuge; and when they have thus obtained an asylum, inasmuch as I have obtained the fame, humble though I am, of being a servant of Christ, you may think it necessary to intercede for such before the secular rulers, and so you may have trouble on my account." When, however, we urged him with many entreaties, and asserted that such labour would be agreeable and easy to us, the man of God at length, after some deliberation, spoke thus:—" Grants permission to remove his body from the island to Lindisfarne, Since you wish to overcome my scruples, and to carry my amongst you, it seems to me to be the best plan to bury it in the inmost parts of the church, that you may be able to visit my tomb yourselves, and to control the visits of all other persons." We thanked him on our bended knees for this permission, and for his advice; and returning home, did not cease to pay him frequent visits.

 

 

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

HOW, DURING HIS ILLNESS, HE CURED ONE OF HIS ATTENDANTS OF A DIARRHŒA.

§ 64. His malady now began to grow upon him, and Miraculous we thought that the time of his dissolution was at hand, Miraculous cure Wahlstod. He bade his attendants carry him to his cell and oratory. It was the third hour of the day. We therefore carried him thither, for he was too feeble to walk himself. When we reached the door, we asked him to let one of us go in with him to wait upon him: for no one had ever entered therein but himself. He cast his eyes round on all, and fixing them on the sick brother, above mentioned, said, "Wahlstod shall go in with me." Now Wahlstod was the man's name. He went in accordingly, and stayed till the ninth hour; when he came out, and said to me, "The bishop wishes you to go in unto him; but I have a