Bay 14 - Life and miracles of St Nicholas (II)

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Panel 25 - On reaching the saint's shrine, their son and the cup are restored to them

 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

(contd. from panel 24) When the distraught couple reach Nicholas' shrine, the man tries to fulfill his oath by placing the second cup on the saint's tomb but is twice repulsed and thrown to the ground by an unseen force. When he was about to try again, his son miraculously appeared, carrying the original cup and explaining that St Nicholas has plucked him from the water and brought him directly here. In thanks, the man then gives both cups to the shrine and returns home safely with his wife and son.