A Doctor called from his bed By a Voice, Spiritualism in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Cerrigydrudion Wales
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Title: A Doctor called from his bed By a Voice


Doctor Davies, of Cerrigydrudion, had gone to bed and slept, but in the night he heard someone under his bedroom window shout that he was wanted in a farmhouse called Craigeirchan, which was three miles from the doctor’s abode. The way there was at all times beset with difficulties, such as opening and shutting the many gates. But of a night the journey to this mountain farm was one that few would think of taking, unless called to do so by urgent business.  The doctor did not pay much attention to the first request, but he lay quietly on the bed listening and almost immediately he heard the same voice requesting him to go at once to Craigeirchan, as he was wanted there.  He now got up to the window, but could not see anyone; he therefore re-entered his bed, but for the third time he heard the voice telling him to go to the farm named and now he opened the window and said that he would at once follow the messenger.| The doctor got up, went to the stable, saddled the horse, and off he started for a long dismal ride over a wild tract of mountain country; such a journey he had often taken.  He was not surprised that he could not see, nor hear, anyone in advance, for he knew that Welsh lads are nimble of foot and could, by cutting across fields, outstrip a rider.  At last he neared the house where he was wanted and in the distance he saw a light. By this sign he was convinced that there was sickness in the house.  He drove up to the door and entered the abode, to the surprise but great joy of the inmates.  To his inquiry after the person who had been sent for him, he was told that no one had left the house, nor had anyone been requested by the family to go to the doctor.  But he was told his services were greatly wanted, for the wife was about to become a mother and the doctor was instrumental in saving both the life of the child and mother.| What makes this tale all the more curious is the fact, that the doctor was an unbeliever in such things as ghosts, etc., and he had often enjoyed a quiet laugh over the tales he heard of a supernatural kind. Mr. Lloyd asked the doctor whether he had heard of the woman’s condition, but he affirmed he was ignorant of everything connected with the place and family.|What makes this tale all the more curious is the fact, that the doctor was an unbeliever in such things as ghosts, etc., and he had often enjoyed a quiet laugh over the tales he heard of a supernatural kind. Mr. Lloyd asked the doctor whether he had heard of the woman’s condition, but he affirmed he was ignorant of everything connected with the place and family.


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