Happy but poor, Peg O'Connell lives in an Irish fishing village with her loving father -- until one day she learns that she is a wealthy heiress!There are conditions attached to her inheritance, however: she must leave her home to live in England, and her father must agree to never see his beautiful daughter again.Peg tearfully packs her things and sets out for her new home with the snobbish Chichester family.
he privacy of their lives. Even their wives were chosen for them by their teachers. Small wonder the English government could enforce brutal and unjust laws when the very freedom of choosing their mates and of having any voice in the control of their own homes was denied them.
To Father Cahill such words were blasphemy. He looked at O'Connell in horror.
"Have ye done?" he asked.
"What else I may have to say will be said on St. Kernan's Hill this afternoon."
"There will be no meetin' there to-day," cried the priest.
"Come and listen to it," replied the agitator.
"I've forbidden my people to go."
"They'll come if I have to drag them from their homes."
"I've warned the resident-magistrate. The police will be there if ye thry to hold a meetin'."
"We'll outnumber them ten to one."
"There'll be riotin' and death." "Better to die in a good cause than to live in a bad one," cried O'Connell. "It's the great dead who lead the world by their majesty.