<> Hanna116 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna116 Manuscript Parentage, Secret English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna116 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna116_0.jpg LHL Archive 110 "Tell me," he put the question delicately, in a low voice, "tell me, is the parentage of your poor child uncertain?" She lo ked at him, not understanding. "Do you know who the father of the - eh - child is?" "No." "Oh, Sarah, Sarah, what darkness has fallen on this house*" he cried bitterly. And then because she was silent, he said "which of the men will you marry?" "I’ll marry noan of them," she returned, looking at him in sudden anger. "Oh!" exclaimed Mr Sorleyson springing up in amazement. "But, Sarah, this is inconceivable! Think of your good name!" "What ails my name?" demanded the girl, thoroughly aroused. "Ails your name!" he repeated, wheeling on her. "It - " But his words were checked by the baby’s cry, which carao in protest to their shouting. | The interruption gave them time to collect their thoughts. As Sorleyson watched her soothing the child, his arguments became completely unreal for a moment. What detail in the picture of this mother crooning over her child was evil? Was this not the very thing that he himself had pictured in his most secret thoughts? Ah, no, life was not so simple as that. One had obligations to God and one’s fellow-men. Of what avail was virtue if lust and irresponsibility were to be crowned with contentment? The child made signs that it wanted to be fed, and Sarah looked questioningly at the minister. Sorleyson started back uneasily, feeling that insome way he was being cheated. Text