My Lady of the Chimney Corner

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,076 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 472
Added to site: 2010.03.25
mnybks.net#: 27126
Origin: gutenberg.org

This book is the torn manuscript of the most beautiful life I ever knew. I have merely pieced and patched it together, and have not even changed or disguised the names of the little group of neighbors who lived with us, at "the bottom of the world."

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CHAPTER II

THE WOLF AND THE CARPENTER

For a year after their arrival in Antrim they lived in the home of the master-shoemaker for whom Jamie worked as journeyman. It was a great hardship, for there was no privacy and their daily walk and conversation, in front of strangers, was of the "yea, yea" and "nay, nay" order. In the summer time they spent their Sundays on the banks of Lough Neagh, taking whatever food they needed and cooking it on the sand. They continued their courting in that way. They watched the water-fowl on the great wide marsh, they waded in the water and played as children play. In more serious moods she read to him Moore's poems and went over the later lessons of her school life. Even with but part of a day in each week together they were very happy. The world was full of sunshine for them then. There were no clouds, no regrets, no fears. It was a period--a brief period--that for the rest of their lives they looked back upon a

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.07.26
CO'Neil
*****

An autobiographical look at the author's parents' life in Ireland, both pre- and post-potato famine, continuing through his very early childhood up through the last time he saw them alive as an adult.


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