<> Hanna211 Part Three Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna211 Manuscript Schoolmaster, Slouched English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna211 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna211_0.jpg LHL Archive 204 schoolbag on the dresser and crossing to the fireplace, lifted down the tea-caddy. She busied herself with infusing the tea before she spoke. "Master Herriot was here the-day," she said at last. Hamilton lowered his paper. "Aye, and what did he want?" "He was here to tell us that Andra was going deef." "And what does he want us to do?" queried the man. "Buy him new lugs?" Little Martha giggled and Andrew smiled and lowered his eyes timidly. But although the schoolmaster's visit had been dismissed in this manner, when bedtime came Sarah called the boy to her when he had undressed. She examined his ears and then heated a little oil in a spoon and ran it into each ear. For several seconds the lad stood with his head tilted to one side, his eyes moving from his mother to Hamilton, and there was such an expression of anxious hope in his look that it arrested Hamiltoh's attention. "Well? Well?" burst from Sarah, sharply, impatiently. The timid unhappy smile came on the boy's face again. He shook his head. "The bizzing's still there," he said. Hamilton slouched back in his chair, lit his cold pipe and spat in the fire. "Go tae your bed, son, " said Sarah. When the boy had left them the couple by the fire sat silent for a time. Then Hamilton knocked out his pipe and stood up. "It's a quare thing the deafness," he said, "ye canna see it tae get at it." Text