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The Lifted Veil Latimer the main character states that he can see his death approaching in one month September 20 1850 He can read minds and can see the future He says that he will die of a heart attack He ponders upon his childhood informing us that his childhood seemed happier to him than it really was His father was 45 when he married his mother Latimers mother died when he was seven or so He didnt feel his father particularly cared for him Despite Latimers disinterest in learning he had intelligent tutors to which he felt other students might have benefited more than he He considered himself a sensitive boy who craved affection He explains to us that while at school in Geneva his experiences with his mothers passing and an eye affliction were the cause of his psychic powers His father comes to school to retrieve him Once he returns home he is introduced to Bertha Grant His brother Alfred becomes the object of extreme hatred to Latimer Bertha becomes Alfreds fiancee Latimer is infatuated with Bertha the only person whom he cannot read the mind of He is jealous of Alfred and loves Bertha One day Alfred is thrown from his horse and killed Bertha and Latimer are married 18 months after Alfreds death Bertha became cold and distant towards Latimer When Latimers father dies Latimer begins to see through Berthas false love for him He is then able to read her mind Mrs Archer the new maid at the home and Bertha develop a strange relationship with one another Mrs Archer becomes ill and on her deathbed of perionitis It is at this same time that Latimers childhood friend Charles Meunier is visiting Charles convinces Latimer to allow him to perform a blood transfusion between himself and Mrs Archer After her death he performs the transfusion The maid awakens one last time and accuses Bertha
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