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Grey Town

An Australian Story

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Author: Gerald Baldwin
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,982 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 511
Added to site: 2008.07.13 21502

The Presbytery -- Michael O'Connor -- The Quirks -- Promotion -- Denis Quirk -- Readjustment -- "The Observer" Dies -- John Gerard -- Days of Storm and Stress -- Rumour, Hydra-Headed -- Temptation -- Sylvia Jackson -- Denis Refuses to Speak -- "And One Other!" -- Desmond Goes Under -- The Virtue of Grey Town -- Father Healy's Mission -- Through the Gorge -- "The Freelance" -- Great is the Truth -- The Bishop's Solution -- A Link Broken -- A Sick Call -- Denis Quirk's Homecoming -- A Proposal -- Good and Evil

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ne gold repeater. Take it, if you are wanting a watch!"

Tim riveted his eyes on the doctor's watch-chain, and the latter put his fingers on it to assure himself of its safety.

"Run away, Tim, and don't be stealing again," he cried. "And you come inside with me, Molly, and eat your dinner. It will do you more good than a ton of logic. I have business with Father Healy."

The children scattered in all directions, saving for a group around Tim O'Neill. To these he related an amended version of the late conversation.

"'D'you know what sacrilege is?' says she.

"'Sacrilege!' says I, scratching my head. 'Will it be telling lies?'

"'It may be, and it may not be,' says she.

"'Then I think it is sacrilege you're after, yourself. To be telling lies with a brother a priest is sacrilege, sure enough.'

"With that she wiped her eyes with the back of one hand. I think it's shamed she is." A burst of laughter rewarded the young sinner, and he darted off for home to gobble



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