<> Hanna008 Part One Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna008 Manuscript Father, History English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna008 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna008_0.jpg LHL Archive 7 apple-trees on the lawn. The window-panes, crystal clear and bulging outward slightly in their narrow frames, gave on airy appearance to the house. But Mr Sorleyson did not hurry inward. Leaning his arms on the dry yielding hedge, he studied the ploughland on the other side, his eyes running up the curving furrows until they became flattened cogs on the skyline. He felt nothing hut satisfaction at what he had done, what weighed most with him, he reflected, was the pleasure that his father would feel in knowing that Hamilton and Sarah were now married. That alone Justified the casuistry. Except What his predecessor had told him, he knew very little of their history. From his father he had had only a few disjointed words of concern, and then, on the last time he had questioned him, an agonised pressure of the hand, which had left him in surprise and wondering silence as the old nan. withdraw to his room. Thinking of it afterwards, he remembered that this had been the old man’s first charge, and the son felt again, vicariously and for a moment, the anguish of his father. As he stood gazing at the pent-in landscape, he thought it no irreverent fancy to interpret as the devine Will that he should be instrumental in bringing back to the paths of propriety these two souls that must have caused his father so much sorrow. At that moment he raised his eyes to the hill- farm of Rathard. The horse and trap had drawn up in the farm- close and he watched the elderly couple and their son dismount. Text