Doctor Kilgannon

Paperback | February 5, 2012

bySeumas Macmanus

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... HOW THE DOCTOR MADE AN M.P. OUT OF BRIAN MULVENNY No (said the Doctor when he had dined that night), there is neither fun, frolic, nor fight in an election these days, as compared with what there was in times when I was young and sprightly, and walked the world on the edge of my welt. Them was the grand ould times--may God be with them! for we 'll never see the likes of them again. Them was the days when the oratory which carried an election, more often than not, barked from the mouth of a pistol, when a steady hand meant a deal more to a Parliamentary candidate than a wagging tongue--as nowadays--and when powder was a bigger help than principles. And over and above all that, too, there is no denying that ready wits often reckoned for more than both powder and principles. Did I ever tell you, boys, how I made an M.P. out of Brian Mulvenny. I didn't. Well, you have missed a capital bit of histh'ry, let me tell ye. Now Brian was an old friend of mine, for whom I had a most particular regard, and would lay down my life, if need be. Indeed, he was a distant blood relation, too, by my mother. My mother's name was M'Grath, but her mother again was connected with the Mulvennys, and come of the family of the Mulvennys of Lough Melville--the same that produced Brian. Our two mothers were as near as fourth cousins, if I mistake not, but myself never kept proper reckoning, for I was never no great shakes at counting kindred. Anyhow, that has nothing whatsomever to do with the story; for the big friendship between Brian and myself in our early days had come out of close comradeship at college, where the same lad was no small help to me in trouble. I owed him for many a coaching--and for something better still on two examination days. There was not a chap in the schoo...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... HOW THE DOCTOR MADE AN M.P. OUT OF BRIAN MULVENNY No (said the Doctor when he had dined that night), there is neither fun, fro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217201717

ISBN - 13:9780217201711

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