Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee
Now Phil Purcel, whom we will introduce more intimately to the reader by and by, was the son of a man who always kept a pig.
His father's house had a small loft, to which the ascent was by a step-ladder through a door in the inside gable. The first good thing ever Phil was noticed for he said upon the following occasion. His father happened to be called upon, one morning before breakfast, by his landlord, who it seems occasionally visited his tenantry to encourage, direct, stimulate, or reprove them, as the case migh