<> Hanna188 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna188 Manuscript Petie&#039; Hamilton English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna188 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna188_0.jpg LHL Archive 182 wi' Echlin? What' s biting the baste?" they whispered to each other. Suddenly his foot sounded on the naked road. The young mnan sprang up, raced along the ditch and disappeared up the loanen that lay opposite Echlin's. Hamilton, heavier and slower of foot, started after him and was immediately swallowed up in the gloom. The pursuit had started so unexpectedly that for a moment the crowd, sprawled at ease on the roadside, stared at each other open-mouthed. Then two or three youths sprang up with a whoop and raced after the two men whose footsteps could be heard receding on the stony track. The rest clattered after them according to their age and pace. Petie, who had been astonished as the others, tucked his flute into the breast of his jacket, took Andrew's hand, and hurried up the loanen after his neighbours. They were soon left far behind and the old man paused for breath. "*What came over Hami to go hunting after that man, son?" he asked. The boy looked up and shook his small pale face in silence. Then suddenly, ahead of them, they heard the shattering roar of a gun. The boy, whose hand was pressed close to Petie’s leg felt the man’s thigh quiver at the sound. For a moment o Xxxgtt-fcfxl silence iilxfcdxklaaxnigfri more frightful than the explosion flooded the darkness, and then the cries and counter-cries of the country-folk broke out again. Petie hurried on again dragging the child after him. They airived at the low cottage that stood at the head of the loanen, where several men and women stood at the doorway gesticulating and talking excitedly. Peering through the men's legs, Andrew saw Hamilton leaning back in a chair while two women bent over him. The lamp, swinging from the rafters, had been lit hurriedly with the funnel awry, and it threw a waving smoky light over the crowded room, in a corner, on a settle, sat the dark young man who had run away. Two candles were touched into life on the mantel shelf and by the added light Petie saw his wife raising a Text