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An Isle in the Water

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Author: Katharine Tynan (Katherarine T. Hinkson)
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,052 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 801
Added to site: 2010.02.26
mnybks.net#: 26794
Origin: gutenberg.org
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he turf fire, and watching with fascination the lines in the ashes which represented the entrenchments and the guns, and the troops of King Frederick and the French line, as Father Anthony played the war-game for old Corney Devine, whose grass-grown grave is under the gable of the Island Chapel.

Now and again a fisherman was admitted by special favour to look upon the magnificent clothing which Father Anthony had worn as a colonel of French Horse. The things were laid by in lavender as a bride might keep her wedding-dress. There were the gold-laced coat and the breeches with the sword-slash in them, the sash, the belt, the plumed hat, the high boots, the pistols, and glittering among them all, the sword. That chest of Father Anthony's and its contents were something of a fairy tale to the boys of the Island, and each of them dreamt of a day when he too might behold them. The chest, securely locked and clamped, stood in the sacristy; and Father Anthony would have seen nothing incongruous in its neighbou

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