"Why I drank a power o' punch, sir, and was off my guard, you see, and couldn't keep the saycret so well afther that, and by dad she found it out." "Just what I would expect of her," said Dick. "Well, do you know, sir, though the thrick was agen her own brother, she laughed at it a power, and said I was a great divil, but that she couldn't blame me.

"A saycret, to be sure, miss," answered Mike. "And you shall have your penny if you come up to the Castle tonight. Now good-by; run off at once and you will catch the mail." "Yes, to be sure," said Mike. He winked at Nora, rolled his tongue in his cheek, and disappeared like a flash down the dusty road. The next few days seemed to drag themselves somehow.

"Well now, that's funny," says he. "How did you come to know anything since last night?" and there was a suspicion of jealousy in his voice, "I left the master meself the last thing, last night, an' he's not up this mornin' yet, so what are ye dhrivin' at?" "I know what I know," said the irritating Potts, "and I'm sorry I can't tell ye but its a saycret yet awhile; be patient."

'Bedad, but that's a fine smell with it, says he, for Micky was mighty particular in his aitin' and drinkin'. 'I'll take a dhrop of that, says he, not noticing me particular, and if ever I'd the saycret of a good cup he gets it, me consayling me face. 'What will it be? says he, setting down the mug, 'What would it be, Micky, from your Mother? says I, and I lifts me head.

"This afternoon, sor." "When did Greer stand watch?" "He's niver told anywan, sor; I think it must be a saycret." "Get to your cabin and turn in," directed Madden. "I'll take it myself till midnight, eight bells. Then send Greer." Hogan saluted in the darkness and turned about for his cabin. Madden began a careful journey aft toward the wheel.

"Why, bekaise he's coortin' Kathleen Cavanagh now!" "An' what do I care about that?" said her brother. "Oh, you thief!" she replied; "don't think you can play upon me. I know your saycret." "An' maybe, Dora," he replied, "I have my saycrets. Do you know who was inquirin' for you to-day?" "No," she returned, "nor I don't care either sorra bit."

"And he has a cure, ye say?" "The only one I ever heard of; it is a little cordial of which you take, I don't know how much, every ten or fifteen minutes." "And the naygur doesn't let the saycret out, bad manners to him?" "No, ma'am; he has refused every offer on the subject. "May I be so bowld as to ax his name again?" "Stewart Moore, ma'am.

"And he has a cure, ye say?" "The only one I ever heard of; it is a little cordial of which you take, I don't know how much, every ten or fifteen minutes." "And the naygur doesn't let the saycret out, bad manners to him?" "No, ma'am; he has refused every offer on the subject. "May I be so bowld as to ax his name again?" "Stewart Moore, ma'am.

It's a saycret, an' that's all you're going to know about it. But it's as much as 'll keep you on the look out this month to come; and now you're punished for your curiosity ha! ha! ha! Come, father, if we're to go to Sam Wallace's auction it's time we should think of movin'. Art, go an' help Tom Droogan to bring out the horses. Rise your foot here, father, an' I'll put on your spur for you.

Plaise God we'll have back the forwhitled estates, when we get the Millstone broke, an' the Mill that ground us banished from the counthry; however, that will come soon; but in the mane time, Miss Julia, I have a saycret to tell you about him." "About Mr.