Death, Accidental

Death, Accidental

Aeschylus
dramatist killed when an eagle dropped a turtle on his bald head, thinking it a rock. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 13]
Ahab, Captain
whipped out of his boat by a flying harpoonleen. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]
Bosinney, Philip
distraught by a revelation, is run over in a London fog. [Br. Lit.: The Forsyte Saga]
Bridge of San Luis Rey
primitive bridge in Peru breaks, hurling five people to their deaths. [Am. Lit.: Bridge of San Luis Rey]
Havisham, Miss
burned to death in her old house. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations]
Sikes, Bill
fleeing pursuers, hangs himself with the rope he was using to escape. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist]
Solness, Halyard
becomes dizzy on the tower of his new home and falls to his death. [Nor. Drama: Ibsen The Master Builder in Magill II, 643]
Wilson, Myrtle
escaping from the house where she has been locked up by her husband, she is killed by a speeding car. [Am. Lit.: Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby]
Yeobright, Eustacia
falls into a lake and drowns, as does Wildeve in an attempt to save her. [Br. Lit.: Hardy The Return of the Native]
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