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The Story of Bawn

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Author: Katharine Tynan (Katherarine T. Hinkson)
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,594 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 307
Added to site: 2006.02.18
mnybks.net#: 12803
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a young Irishwoman belonging to an old and honored family in reduced circumstances, worked out with Mrs. Tynan's customary delightful sentiment and cheerful humor.

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een Kelly, my nurse); and in a winter which was yet to be.

But at that time I was happy despite the ghosts, and had no idea that the world held any fate for me other than to be always among such gentle, high-minded people as were my grandfather and grandmother, my cousin Theobald, and my dear godmother. For ghosts, especially of one's own blood, are gentle and little likely to harm one, and must be permitted by the good God to come back for some good reason.

It is another matter when it is some one of flesh and blood, who wants to take you in his arms and kiss you while your flesh creeps, and your whole soul cries out against it. And it is the worst matter of all when those to whom you have fled all your days for help and protection, to whom you would have looked to save you from such a thing, look on, with pale faces indeed, yet never interfere.

Often, often in the days that were to come I had rather be of the company of the ghosts than to endure the things I had to endure.

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