<> Hanna205 Part Three Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna205 Manuscript School, Mother English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna205 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna205_0.jpg LHL Archive 198 Chapter Two The next morning, when the children awoke, the threshed was already at work, and the heavy beat of the engine came to them through the clear morning air. They arose quickly and in a few minutes were padding around barefoot in the kitchen. Sarah smiled to herself as she noticed that ANdrew ate his porridge slowly, staring into the fire, and twirling his bare toes together. '’Come on, Andra," she said. "You'll be late for school." "I'm no going to scnool," answered the boy, raising his heed in a surprised manner, as though his mother should have understood that he must stay at home, today of all days. "And me too'." cried Martha beating her plate with her porridge spoon. "You're baith going to school," said Sarah. "Now, no nonsense," she added sharply, as she saw her son's face darken. "Ye were kept at home for the hay and the praties. Ye canna afford to miss any more schooling - or ye'll no be able to read ava. That's enough from you, miss!" continued the mother, stifling a protest from the little girl. "If you've finished your tea, go and put on your boots. It's time ye were out o' here." Reluctantly the children left the table, but now that they knew there was no further chance of a holiday the fear of another authority and the punishment for being late urged them to hurry. Sarah had made up their lunch parcels and as she tucked one into each satchel she said "the threshing'll be done by the time you're back." Andrew ran down to the corner of the house. The sight of the two empty stack-stands and the third stack with its head broken to the eaves, confirmed his mother's words. Slowly he returned to where his mother and sister Text