|Death: ||Mar. 10, 1867|
To the Editor of the Courier: Sir:
Your readers will doubtlessly recollect the case of the young boy Ballantyne, son of Duncan Ballantyne, residing near Middleville, who in the latter part of November last was bitten and badly lacerated by a mad dog and also of the favorable report which appeared in a subsequent issue of the Courier stating the rapid recovery of the boy and giving congratulations and confident hopes of his ultimate restoration to health. This report seemed to be fully corroborated by the daily increasing health and vigor of the boy. For some time back the case had been looked upon by both parents and himself with little uneasiness so that he was permitted to attend school as usual and up until Friday had never exhibited any signs of eth malady returning but on Friday afternoon he complained of being unwell and he was permitted to return home which he did and for the remainder of the day and the whole of Saturday showed no very serious signs of madness; but on Sunday morning, on asking for a drink of water, it was brought to him but on seeing the water, he suddenly grew pale, uttered a loud scream and reeled back against the wall of the apartment and showing both contortions of his body and a froth starting at his mouth, that horror of all diseases was coming to him in all its terrors. Bathing was immediately resorted to, which remedy had formerly been applied to him with very apparent success but ere the steam had taken any effect towards allaying his suffering, he breathed his last in the arms of those by whom the remedy was being administered and was thus passed from the fearful sufferings which had he lived much longer would have been his portion
Created by: Pat McLachlan
Record added: Dec 25, 2012
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