<> Hanna063 Part One Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna063 Manuscript Whiskey, Brother English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna063 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna063_0.jpg LHL Archive 58 tumbled on his brow so that Sarah’s heart suddenly yearned to him. “Fetch us down a couple o' glasses, Sarah” he shouted and drew a half-pint of whiskey from his pocket. He set the bottle down with a thump among the tea-things and little trills of laughter ran through him as he peered at the bright amber liquor. Then he raised it between his eyes end the lamp. Shaken thus, the liquid released whorls of light that rose slowly up the bottle melting and reforming again in spirals and flecks of golden fire. The light penetrating the liquid cast an aureate glow on the drunken face held close to the bottle. He sucked a great breath into his mouth. "God, but its a wonderful lovely thing” he said. The sober awe in his voice startled and shocked Sarah. "Ye drunken crature" she cried "did ye ask Agnes tae get the groceries?" He stared at her dumb and outraged, then waved her impatiently aside. He turned to his brother. Hami, will ye have a wee drop?" There was a pleading note in his voice. Hamilton shook his head without looking up. “Noan for me” he mumbled. The young man stared angrily at the other two bent over their plates. The cork squealed as he drew it from the bottle. Still they did not look up. He tilted the bottle over his cup and looked at them again. Their heads were low over their plates and their lips were scarcely moving. To his drunken mind they seemed to be saying grace. He drove the cork back again with his fist and set it down with a crash on the dresser. His actions were wanton, violent; he wanted the others to look up and speak to him. The meal finished in silence and towards the end of it Hamilton stole a glance at his brother. His face was sober and sullenly turned away. He looked at the bottle on the dresser. Text