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    Lightbulb which opened into the entrance hall

    Does "which opened into the entrance hall" refers to a habit or something else is intended? I mean, does the door opened in that occasion?
    Does "since" mean "since his death"?

    The Rev. G. Vale Owen describes* the return of George Leaf, one of his Bible Class lads in Orford, Warrington, who joined the R.F.A. and was killed in the Great War. Some weeks later his mother was tidying up the hearth in the sittingroom. She was on her knees before the grate when she felt an impulse to turn round and look at the door which opened into the entrance hall. She did so, and saw her son clad in his working clothes, just as he used to come home every evening when he was alive.She did so, and saw her son clad in his working clothes, just as he used to come home every evening when he was alive. He took off his coat and hung it upon the door, an old familiar habit of his. Then he turned to her, nodded and smiled, and walked through to the back kitchen where he had been in the habit of washing before sitting down to his evening meal. It was all quite natural and lifelike. She knew that it was her dead boy who had come to show her that he was alive in the spirit land and living a natural life, well, happy and content. Also that smile of love told her that his heart was still with the old folks at home. She is a sensible woman and I did not doubt her story for a moment. As a matter of fact, since his death he had been seen in Orford Church, which he used to attend, and has been seen in various places since.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Re: which opened into the entrance hall

    No, it has nothing to do someone actually opening the door. If a door opens into a particular room, it simply means that if you go through that door, that room is where you end up. So the door from your hallway to your kitchen "opens into the kitchen".

    The first "since" refers to his being seen in Orford Church after he died. The second "since" means that after being seen in Orford Church, he was seen in various (other) places.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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