<> Hanna258 Part Three Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna258 Manuscript Death, Regret English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna258 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna258_0.jpg LHL Archive 251 Chapter Eleven Frank's death had a deep and lasting effect on the people of Rathard, Skillen's regret at the man's death was intertwined with his much more lively disappointment at the upsetting of his plans, for like many who enter on a project reluctantly, he had come to view the shop on Knocknadreemally with the greatest enthusiasm, seeing himself not only as a merchant, but as a miller and a. strong farmer in the district. To Martha it was a passing shadow, a few tears as brief as a summer shower, and then the thought of her forthcoming marriage again flooded her young life. To Hamilton and Andrew it was the absence of a familiar voice and presence, for men who work end live together become part of each others' lives, for good or ill. It meant more to the elder man, for he had loved his brother, and their life together had been, as he had always understood it to be, and meant it to be, 'woven throughother.' But Frank's death sounded deepest in Sarah's heart. As she stood in the close watching them carry the dead cripple into the house, she glimpsed for the second time in her life the inexorable pattern that they had cease- lessly spun behind their everyday lives, and realised that Frank's death could be traced back, step by step, to their early folly. And what frightened her and subdued her that evening, was the knowledge that she had brought much unhappiness into the life of the deed man. There was something drastically wrong with lives in which ambitions and passions were never disciplined nor checked except by external things that could be seen, weighed up, and overcome. Text