<> Hanna003 Part One Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna003 Manuscript Pulpit, Reverence English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna003 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna003_1.jpg LHL Archive 2 assistance managed to press the ring over the first gnarled joint of her finger. But the lower knuckle, hard and dented as a chestnut was too large for the ring and Sarah timorously drew back her hand, Sorleyson caught it abruptly. 'I think we should manage to do it properly, he said, and tried to press the ring down to the root of her finger, As she winced, he lowered her hand with a look of annoyance, having the ring turning loosely in the middle of the fleshiness concave finger. “If you’ll follow me to the vestry” he said, waving his hand towards a door in the shadow of the pulpit. You too, Mr Neilly, please!” he called into the empty church. From the darkness of the last pew at the back of the church a man appeared and came trotting down the aisle with a fixed smile on his face, a bunch of keys chattering and tinkling from his hand. '’Right your reverence, right now, ' he answered waving his free hand deprecatingly as he approached them, the bridal party followed Sorleyson into the small room where he unlocked a cupboard, took out a flat black book and opened it on a narrow table. You sign here and with his firm young fingers he guided the gnarled discoloured hands of the man and woman. ’Now; you, Andrew, and he handed the pen to the youth, write your name here, where it says 'in tho presence of us"' He took the pen, wrote 'Andrew' hesitated for a moment and added ‘Echlin.* Sorleyson glanced at the sexton and waved to the pen. With practised carelessness he scrawled in his signature, laid down the pen, looked at the married couple, and then, without speaking, slithered out of the door and hurried up the aisle, Sorleyson thrust out his hands and caught hold those of Hamilton and Sarah. "Congratulations and may God bless you both!" he cried, he held Sharah’s Text