Honoré de Balzac
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An aristocrat in mid-1790s France hears that her beloved son is coming home from overseas and is desperately worried that he's going to be caught an executed. she gets herself agitated and hears a soldier's been billetted in her large house - when she gets to the room, she discovers it isn't him and dies (at just the same moment that he's been shot hundreds of miles away while crossing the border).