Marriage Bonds; Or, Christian Hazell's Married Life, by the Author of 'Hedged with Thorns'

Marriage Bonds; Or, Christian Hazell's Married Life, by the Author of 'Hedged with Thorns'

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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: ...THE ROUT. "But the tyrant--curse on him! looked into our bawn, And drove us like prehauns upon the shaughraun." Irish Ballad. WEEK passed by--Alick's suit against Andy Moran came before the Court of Exchequer, which was then sitting, and every inhabitant of Rathcrogue and the surrounding districts was on the qui vive to know what would be the issue of it. If Alick had engaged Mr. Simpkins, Q.C., to advance his claims, Andy Moran had not been behindhand; he had Mr. O'Reilly Hoden on his side, who was considered to have the keenest and sharpest wit for discovering law-quibbles which could be found anywhere. He endeavoured to prove that there was a flaw in Alick's lease, and that, therefore, Alick was not the legitimate proprietor of the fir plantation at all, and had no right to dispossess Andy Moran. But when he was asked for the merits of his own client's claim, he was compelled to admit that there were none, so the judges finally decided the case in Alick's favour, " with costs" saving one particular point, which might have to be judged in a superior court at another time. Alick's triumph was indeed great; his eyes glistened; his face fairly shone with satisfaction. "I knew I should get the best of it," he frequently said, chuckling to himself. But now came a new difficulty; nothing would get Andy Moran away; every day he promised to go, and still he stayed on. "We must only have recourse to force," whispered Alick between his closed teeth. Eustace might have taken more notice of all this if he had not been so engrossed in his election affairs. Colonel Roche was dead, and Eustace had consented to stand for the vacant seat; so what with election news, election consultations, and the like, he thought of...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561503
  • 9781236561503