David Holm dies at the last stroke of midnight. Since he is the last person to die that year, he is now destined to drive the chariot of Death during the following year and pick up the souls of the dead.
The story is based on the novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, first published in 1912, written by the Swedish author and teacher, Selma Lagerlöf. Would you like to read the book?
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Selma Lagerlöf: Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!
– first published in 1912 –