<> Hanna007 Part One Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna007 Manuscript Peasants, Manse English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna007 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna007_0.jpg LHL Archive 6 women, their hands rolled in their aprons, peered through the twigs of a thornbush. Their scrutiny was short-lived. Mr Sorleyson was seen nodding energetically to a remark of Mr Echlin’s, the sexton flew; into the church-house and returned with the minister’s overcoat into which he helped him after removing his Geneva strings and billowing gown. The pound-note still being warm on his thigh, the sexton, shielding the gesture from the distant observers, endeavoured to shake hands with the party. He secured Sarah’s fingertips, touched the closed hand of Hamilton, and found that Andrew had mounted the trap and was now drawing up the reins. The others followed, and the whip being rattled in its cup, the vehicle moved away. The peasants came running towards the sexton who stood cracking- his knuckles in glee, his face wreathed in smiles. The trap stopped about a quarter-of-a-mile from the church at the mouth of a loanen, more dignified than that which led to a farm because of its bevel-clipped hedges. Here Sorleyson dismounted after shaking hands with the occupants of the trap. Ho held the young man’s hand in his for a second and spoke clearly and loudly. “why don’t you come down some evening and see us, Andrew?" For a moment the strained look left the other's face. He nodded. "I’ll try - some evening" The manse which the Sorleysons occupied was visible a short distance along the loanen. It was a pleasant, two- storied, whitewashed building, seen through the scattered Text