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Panel 10 - Martin is attacked by brigands, one of whom saves his life
Description:
Warned in a dream that his parents were dying, Martin sought permission from the Bishop for a leave of absence and set off to visit them, despite a premonition of danger. On his journey through the mountains, he was attacked by robbers, who tied him to a tree. One made to kill him with his axe but his blow was stayed by one of the other brigands. Sulpicius goes on to describe how evangelised his rescuer, who was swiftly converted to the faith and subsequently lived a good Christian life.