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All on the Irish Shore

Irish Sketches

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Author: Martin Ross
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,969 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,054
Added to site: 2005.09.28 11272

The Tinker's Dog
Fanny Fitz's Gamble
The Connemara Mare
A Grand Filly
A Nineteenth-Century Miracle
High Tea at Mckeown's
The Bagman's Pony
An Irish Problem
The Dane's Breechin'
"As I Was Going To Bandon Fair"

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that her mother was sick; the other said she wouldn't get her sleep in it, and there was things--sob--going on--sob.

Mrs. Alexander concluded the interview abruptly, and descended to the kitchen to interview her queen paragon, Barnet, on the crisis.

Miss Barnet was a stout and comely English lady, of that liberal forty that frankly admits itself in advertisements to be twenty-eight. It was understood that she had only accepted office in Ireland because, in the first place, the butler to whom she had long been affianced had married another, and because, in the second place, she had a brother buried in Belfast. She was, perhaps, the one person in the world whose opinion about poultry Mrs. Alexander ranked higher than her own. She now allowed a restrained acidity to mingle with her dignity of manner, scarcely more than the calculated lemon essence in her faultless castle puddings, but enough to indicate that she, too, had grievances. She didn't know why they were leaving. She had heard some talk



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