<> Hanna163 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna163 Manuscript Dineen, Frankie English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna163 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna163_0.jpg LHL Archive 157 The young man scratched his head and looked at the cottages referred to. "Ye know, 5arah, that’s a brave good idea," he said. "Clear one o’ the cottagers right away," "But no the Sampsons’." "No, we couldna clear the Sampsons." He looked at her but her eyes would not meet his. He knew now why she had told them about the sale of the land, and marvelled that spite against Bridie Dineen could drive this woman into such a torturous plan of achieving her desire. "Clear one o’ the cottages,” he repeated, and laughed as though something had dawned on him. They climbed the loanen together. The woman may have seen the noisy, living, little home with its smoking chimney turned into a potato-house with shuttered windows and hay-auction bills plastered on its padlocked door. But Frank saw a different picture. For him the cottage had been swept away completely, and he saw there a tall white house with a slated roof, low pebble-dashed walls facing on the road, fuschia at the gate, a green door, a shining knocker and a fanlight as handsome as the Bourkes.' And in the house? In the house he imagined a woman, dark, slim, light of foot, lighting up the rooms with her laughter. But she eluded him and he could not see her face. Hamilton came into the house shortly before supper. "Well, ye dont know what’s happened here!" said Sarah, as she slid a hot plate onto the table. The dark man smiled. "I know rightly. Stewartie yelled it at me over the breadth o’ three fields. Well, Frankie, how did we come out?" he continued, turning to his brother. Our first offer was ten pounds over the next best. But I suppose we canna reproach ourselves on that?" Text