<> Hanna260 Part Three Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna260 Manuscript Death, Father English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna260 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna260_0.jpg LHL Archive 255 and walked behind it the polite conventialinal distance, when they turned home again, and left the relatives to convoy it to the graveyard. They had put in an appearance not so much to pay their respects to the dead man, as to Death itself. But there was one visitor to Rathard that afternoon, who entered the house without restraint or question. Sarah, who had been watching the straggling group of neighbours from the window, was surprised to see a young clergyman entering the close. "Andra!" she called, "Andra, go and tell Hami a minister’s coming up to the house!" Andrew came and looked over her shoulder. "Ye needn’t worry" he said. "Hamilton knows. He sent word to him yesterday. It’s the new minister - but he was to meet us at the graveyard." As she haerd the clergyman approaching the door, Sarah turned to meet him. He paused for a moment on the threshold and then came forward with outstretched hand. "We haven’t met, I know. But I've heard of you." Sarah took his hand gropingly, her eyes fixed on his face. That they had met, was the thought uppermost in her mind, and it brought with it painful memories and echoes of the past. The round pleasant face of the young man beamed down on her. "You think you remember me, perhaps? Many people here do. My name is Sorleyson - my father was minister at Ravara once." "Ah, I remember now," said Sarah, releasing his hand. "But you were never in this district afore, Mr Sorleyson?" "No, I was born a year after my father left here." He looked around questioningly. "Is Mr Echlin about?" "Come wi’ me," said the woman, and led him towards the lower room. "Andra” she called to her son. "You and Martha and Joe may come, too." Text