Leaves from My Note-Book, Tales Portraying Irish Life, by an Ex-Officer of the Royal Irish Constabulary

Leaves from My Note-Book, Tales Portraying Irish Life, by an Ex-Officer of the Royal Irish Constabulary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...I did not like the business, and I tould him so, as it might not be lucky to meddle with such things, more-be-token removing them altogether. He then said, 'You shall have two guineas.' This was sore temptation, your honour, and I agreed to it. "The next day I rowed across as if fishing, for if the neighbours knew what I was about I'd be drownded at once. I loosened the slab, after a deal of work, and attended at the bridge as ordered. We crossed over; the stone was carefully removed, and the gentleman wrapped it in a large scarf he had. We got into the boat; I was greatly frightened, and began to tremble all over, and to this day am sure and sartain that I heard the sound of many voices speaking in low mutterings all around me; and I do think that the gentleman heard them too, as his teeth were knocking against each other in his head. We, however, crossed in safety. The moment we arrived at the landing place he got out, carrying the stone; he had scarcely landed when he slipped and fell, breaking his leg and the stone at the same time. "I got help and carried him to the hotel; taking care of the stone, having secured it well. The poor gentleman was taken all manner of care of, and the best of doctors got from all parts round about. In the morning he sent for me, made me lock the door and draw a chair to the bedside; he then said to me, 'Shawn, we have done wrong; I had another warning after you left me last night. I heard whisperings in the room, sometimes in one place, sometimes in another. Go over and see if the stone remains as you left it.' "I was so frightened when he said this that I could hardly look at it. There it was, sure enough, lying flat on its back, and the scarf gathered all round it like the frame of a picture, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525981
  • 9781236525987