<> Hanna096 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna096 Manuscript Tense, Anger English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna096 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna096_0.jpg LHL Archive 90 Chapter One. The days that followed in Rathard were tense and silent. Hamilton proved fiercely adamant, determined to give up nothing: yet he lacked the courage to ask the woman to give up Frank. There was nothing further to be hidden now from any one of them. The brothers moved warily in each other's presence, knowing that a sudden action was fraught with violence. And Sarah went about the house, eyes and ears strained to catch every word and gesture. Sometimes when her mind became tired and numb, she felt that she was watching a scene and she had neither sympathy nor blame for the woman she saw. Yet when she was nakedly conscious of what was happening to her she never wavered in her calm attention to the men, never setting one above the other. And all the time her fear was being dissipated by a mounting pride fed by all the humiliating years when she was a girl. She had two men. Frank quickly realised that this new relationship with Sarah meant very much to his brother, and though he called on jealousy, he called in vain, and his anger weakened. At times as he thought of himself, he felt a desire to laugh. There was something insanely comic that this should have come about where his father and mother had lived and moved a few months ago. Of the three of them Hamilton was the least disturbed. He saw clearly that his brother's relationship with the woman was a chancy thing, rooted in pride and appetite. He himself asked nothing from her that she was not prepared to give, but he had raised crops on stony soil before. Text