Death, Accidental

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158. Death, Accidental

  1. Aeschylus dramatist killed when an eagle dropped a turtle on his bald head, thinking it a rock. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 13]
  2. Ahab, Captain whipped out of his boat by a flying harpoonleen. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick ]
  3. Bosinney, Philip distraught by a revelation, is run over in a London fog. [Br. Lit.: The Forsyte Saga ]
  4. Bridge of San Luis Rey primitive bridge in Peru breaks, hurling five people to their deaths. [Am. Lit.: Bridge of San Luis Rey ]
  5. Havisham, Miss burned to death in her old house. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations ]
  6. Sikes, Bill fleeing pursuers, hangs himself with the rope he was using to escape. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist ]
  7. 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]
  8. 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 ]
  9. 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 ]