<> Hanna101 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna101 Manuscript Cottage, Heat English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna101 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna101_0.jpg LHL Archive 95 mind. When her work was done, she put a shawl over her hood, drew the door and started for her mother’s cottage. As she walked along the road, stumbling blindly over the rough places, she kept turning in her mind what she would say. But as the end of her Journey grow nearer her pace slackened, and she stopped irresolute in the rood. Slowly, with lagging steps, she approached the top of the hill looking down on her old home. She saw her mother come out and gather peat from the stack at the corner of the house. When she had filled her basket, tho old woman raised her head and looked up the road, shading her eyes with her hand. The woman on the hilltop stole into the shadow of the hedge and loaned her arms on the curved bough of an ashtree. She saw her mother raise the basket and go indoors and in a second a fresh puff of smoke leaned away from the chimney and trailed like an azure veil over the fields. Tears ran down the face of the woman standing in the hedge, she turned away, walking slowly on the road she had come. Down in the cottage, Martha had lowered the kettle on tho crane and set out two cups and a sugar basin and a milk Jug on the table. She hurried to the door to see again the figure she had seen below the trees. There was no one there and the road was empty as far as the eye could see. She stood in the doorway till she grew cold, but no one came. At last she turned and went back into the house. She sat down in her chair before the fire. The kettle sang and at last spluttered up, rocking its lid. She sat there for a long time staring numbly into the fire. Occasionally she rubbed her hands down her legs which had a strange burning feeling in them now, when she sat too near the heat. Text