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Barbara. A mother dying when her child born they pass each other in their dif[ferent] voyages (the one landing, the other setting sail) seem to hail each other, all well the only times we are confident, beginning & end. [This note is almost identical to a letter from Barrie to Quiller Couch dated November 6th, 1899 see p. 16 of the published letters of J.M.B.: "That you should lose your mother just as the child came, I think teaches a great lesson in serenity. It is as if they had passed each other in their different voyages, the one coming in as the other went out. Can you not hear them hailing. And which voyages with most confidence, the dying or the child. We are never so confident between times, it seems all so easy at the beginning and the end." &c]