<> Hanna074 Part One Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna074 Manuscript City, Poultry English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna074 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna074_0.jpg LHL Archive 69 Belfast rose before them, above the tree tops. They wound care fully down the lone: hill into the city, the people on tho road became more numerous, and the hedges t.ave «ay to the heavy grey walls of an estate. Then came a row of whitewashed cottages, once the village of Castlereadh but now chained to the city by row upon row of redbrick houses. Hamilton reined the horse down to walking pace as they joined the long jolting' cavalcade of carts arriving in from the townlands lying to the south and east. Towering among them the horse-trams lurched slowly towards the city centre, Hamilton, unlikely the majority of his fellow-farmers, sold his butter, eggs, fowl and garden crops direct to a grocer situated near the market district. In return he bought nails, paraffin and whatever house- hold goods were required in Rathard. In the old days his father had come with a list in his vest pocket, but now he had Sarah to help him, he bought cheese and rice and currants and raisins and barley, and a side of dried ling for their own needs. She asked for a feeding bucket and a score of coloured leg-rings for the spring poultry. “I couldna have carried a better list to market," said Hamilton as she passed from counter to counter. She laughed and coloured a little. She watched him as he made his purchases for the outdoor life of Rathard. He was taller and bulkier in his homespun clothes than the people around him, and as he lifted, talked and moved about he seemed to overshadow the dark crowded shop. All their purchases made, Hamilton arranged to call for them on the way home and Sarah and he went out to the cart, here was a warm pride and pleasure towards each other as they mounted again and drove further into the heart of the city. Text