The old house by the Boyne ; or, Recollections of an Irish borough

9781236437839: The old house by the Boyne ; or, Recollections of an Irish borough

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. 1885 Excerpt: ...she listened to her aunt's simple tale of sorrow, and learned, for the first time, CHAPTER XL Two weeks had passed after the conversation of that memorable evening, without any further interruption to the placid tranquillity which marked the daily life of the aunt and niece. At the end of that time, they walked down to Baltray one lovely afternoon, immediately after school was dismissed, to see old Mabel, who was now too feeble to leave the cottage, and spent the time she was not in bed, sitting at the door in the sunshine, talking drearily to herself, or watching her grandchildren, as they rolled and tumbled in the sand hard by. "I thought you'd come the day, Miss Liddy," was her reply to Miss Ackland's kindly greeting; "somethin' was tellin' me ever since mornin' that I'd see you before night. An' Miss Rose, too--sure, but it does me good to see you both, an' it's thankful I am that I can see you, for the sight is goin' fast from me.' "Mabel!" said Miss Ackland, sitting down beside her on the rough wooden bench, "who do you think I met since I saw you last?" "Who?" asked the old woman curtly but anxiously, turning towards the lady whom she still regarded aa her mistress. "vVhy, Mr. Guy Melville," and she lowered het voice. "Guy Melville!"' repeated the old woman with suddenly awakened interest. "Why, that should ha his brother--it was Guy he used to call him. An' where did you meet him, Miss Liddy, asthore?"' "On the Rathmullen road when Miss Rose and I were taking our evening walk, about two weeks ago. It appears Mr. Melville is an officer in the army, and belongs to the 88th, now stationed at Millmount." "Well! an' what did he say? Did he know you, Miss Liddy, dear...

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