<> Hanna266 Part Three Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna266 Manuscript Married, Thursday English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna266 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna266_0.jpg LHL Archive 259 "What are ye doing down there in the dark, woman?he * called. "Nothing, nothing!" cried Sarah from the room, end came running light-foot into the kitchen. Her eyes were wide and bright and a red glow pulsed on her pale cheeks. Hamilton stared reproachfully over his paper at her. "Well, sit down here and close the door like a good woman. There’s a powerful draught wi' ye leaving it open." Obediently she closed the door and sat down beside him. Then after a time she spoke. "Hami, Mr Sorleyson, the minister, was here the-day." "Aye?" said Hamilton, without lowering his paper. "He wants us to get married" Hamilton dropped his paper in concertina folds on his knees. "He what?" "He says we'll have to get married afore Martha can get married." "Ah" said Hamilton, gazing into the fire. "And when's this tae be done?" "On Wednesday's-a-week." The man raised his head. "Wednesday? Then I maun go tae Killyleagh for coals on the Thursday?" The woman’s eyes widened and her lips quivered. She looked at the dark gaunt mein as he sat there, his face bathed in shadow, his earth-stained hands stretched on the arms of his chair. For an instant a crystal of angry laughter glowed in her eyes. "Aye, ye may go tae Killy- leagh for coals on the Thursday!" She set the words down like plates clinking on a table-top. She stood up abruptly. "I’m away to my bed now"she said, and as she left the kitchen, there was the faintest flounce to her step. Hamilton pulled off his socks and hung them on the crane. He held out his naked soles to the glowing embers and sighed with pleasure. Then he got up and turned out Text