She drove them from the house just oz she drove old Tom Henan, thot was her husband, tull hus death." "Drink?" I ventured. Mrs. Ross shook her head scornfully, as if drink was a weakness beneath the weakest of Island McGill. A long pause followed, during which Mrs.
Belfast uz a bug sutty, Jummy, an' how would ye be findun' your way? 'By way o' me tongue, says Jummy; 'I'd be askun' the folk I met. 'I told ye ut was sumple, says your father. 'Ut's the very same way my Donald finds the road tull Voloparaiso.
Well, it's too late.... Now, as to the future, I think you'd do best to give me up. Tull is implacable. You ought to see from his intention to-day that But you can't see. Your blindness your damned religion!... Jane, forgive me I'm sore within and something rankles. Well, I fear that invisible hand will turn its hidden work to your ruin." "Invisible hand? Bern!" "I mean your Bishop."
Lassiter, I may be wicked but not wicked enough to hate. If I couldn't hate Tull, could I hate you?" "After all, Jane, mebbe you're only blind Mormon blind. That only can explain what's close to selfishness " "I'm not selfish. I despise the very word. If I were free " "But you're not free. Not free of Mormonism. An' in playin' this game with me you've been unfaithful."
"I promised Jane Withersteen I'd try to avoid Tull. I'll keep my word. But sooner or later Tull and I will meet. As I feel now, if he even looks at me I'll draw!" "I reckon so. There'll be hell down there, presently." He paused a moment and flicked a sage-brush with his quirt. "Venters, seein' as you're considerable worked up, tell me Milly Erne's story."
Venters had come for that and for more he wanted to meet Tull face to face; if not Tull, then Dyer; if not Dyer, then anyone in the secret of these master conspirators. Such was Venters's passion.
It's weel minded that it was there auld Rab Tull the town-clerk was sleeping when he had that marvellous communication about the grand law-plea between us and the feuars at the Mussel-craig. It had cost a hantle siller, Mr. Lovel; for law-pleas were no carried on without siller lang syne mair than they are now and the Monkbarns of that day our gudesire, Mr.
It came to me that here was a contact and that for the moment I was glimpsing into the soul of her. The question was tickling on my tongue, but she forestalled me. She tchk'd to the horse, and with a "Guid day tull you, sir," drove off. A simple, homely people are the folk of Island McGill, and I doubt if a more sober, thrifty, and industrious folk is to be found in all the world.
This was overcome by prompt registration; but the marriages were not to be so easily remedied. The three sailor husbands were away, and their wives, in short, were not their wives. "But the munuster was no for alarmin' the bodies," said Clara. "He kept hus council an' bided hus time, waitun' for the lods tull be back from sea.
Another time she asked about Newcastle. "Coals an' coal-dust thot's all. No a nice sutty. I lost two Chinks there, stokers the both of them. An' the owners paid a fine tull the Government of a hundred pounds each for them.