Arthur O'leary; His Wanderings And Ponderings In Many Lands: His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCharles James Lever

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... THE SMUGGLER'S STORY. "I Can tell you but little about my family," said my host, stretching out his legs to the fire, and crossing his arms easily before him. "My grandfather was in the Austrian service, and was killed in some old battle with the Turks. My father, Peter O'Kelly, was shot in a duel by an attorney from Youghal. Something about nailing his ear to the pump, I've heard tell, was the cause of the row; for he came down to my father's with a writ, or a process, or something of the kind. No matter, the thief had pluck in him; and when Peter--my father that was--told him he'd make a gentleman of him, and fight him, if he'd give up the bill of costs, why, the temptation was too strong to resist; he pitched the papers into the fire, went out the same morning, and faith he put in his bullet as fair as if he was used to the performance. I was only a child then, ten or eleven years old, and so I remember nothing of the particulars; but I was packed off the next day to an old aunt's, a sister of my father, who resided in the town of Tralee. "Well, to be sure, it was a great change for me, young as I was, from Castle O'Kelly to Aunt Judy's. At home there was a stable full of horses, a big house generally full of company, and the company as full of fun. We had a pack of harriers went out twice or thrice a week, had plenty of snipe-shooting, and a beautiful race-course was made round the lawn; and though I wasn't quite of an age to join in these pleasures myself, I had a lively taste for them all, and relished the free-and-easy style of my father's house, without any unhappy forebodings that the amusements there practised would end in leaving me a beggar. "Now, my Aunt Judy lived in what might be called a state of painfully-elegant poverty. Her habitation w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... THE SMUGGLER'S STORY. "I Can tell you but little about my family," said my host, stretching out his legs to the fire, and cros...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724930

ISBN - 13:9780217724937

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