• December Bride
  • Part Two



A short time later she hurried out and climbed up on the shed roof and
gazed towards the distant road. A little procession was coming down the
hill. First Owen leading a borrowed donkey and cart in which was piled
the few furnishings of his house. On top of that were the two youngest
babies. Then came the red-haired woman with a child at each hand. Before
they had disappeared into the dip Sarah descended from the roof. Her face
was grey and sullen. Now was the time of her triumph, and it had turned to
ashes in her mouth.

Road, Donkey
Linen Hall Library, "Hanna166", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Tue, 12/07/2021 - 06:00, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna166