CANADA: Disaster in Montreal

One night, after long prayer, Ste. Cunegonde, wife of Henry II, emperor of Germany, fell asleep and was lifted into bed. Her reader fell asleep soon afterward and, dropping her candle, set fire to the palliasse and bedclothes. The empress and her reader were roused from sleep by the noise and heat of the fire, and making the Sign of the Cross, the fire instantly dropped out. Although the empress was lying on a bed blazing with fire, and the flames burnt fiercely all around her, yet her night clothes were not...

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