• Across the Barricades
  • Chapter 9




'•I'm always out.# I hate being stuck in the house."

"Me too."

"Houses are too small," said Sadie. "I'd like to live in a tent
in a field."

"What about a caravan?"

"We could be tinkers?" said Sadie."I'd quite fancy the life.
Trotting along the roads with nobody to bother you. Are you any
good with a horse?"

"A horse? Sure I can handle them as smooth as silk." Kevin
laughed. "As long as they're fifty years old and ready to be pensioned

They stayed by the river until the last light faded from the sky
and the air was cool.

"It's been a lovely evening," sixghed Sadie.

"When can I see you again, Sadie?"

"When would you like to?"


She nodded.

"Same place?"

"Same place."

They tun/red homewards. They agreeddecided they wouLd part before they
came near their own areas. They agreed that it was only a borenuisance to have encounters
like last night's. they agreed

They stoppedSeveral streets away from Sadie's they stopped and sought refuge

Joan Lingard
Tinkers, Sadie
Linen Hall Library, "Lingard086", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Wed, 05/29/2024 - 22:47, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/lingard086