This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. FENIAN TESTS
AND FENIAN TITLES. Lubt, as I said, had left Paris shortly before I
got back there; but, before leaving, had been entrusted by Stephens
with the task of remodelling the oath of the I.R.B. This matter
does not come strictly within my recollections, as I never took
either test, and of course never administered either; and in fact
only saw the form as it sometimes turned up conjecturally in the
papers; but some account of these tests I must give, to make my
narrative intelligible. I go on, then, to give an account of the
matter in the words of Luby: --" This Phoenix affair"--(Luby had
been giving me many particulars about that small Skibbereen
business which I have not found myself inclined, or even able, to
hitch into my narrative)--"This Phoenix affair also moved Stephens
to cause me to draw up a new and simpler form of test, leaving out
the clause of secrecy, but retaining that of obedience to superior
officers. Henceforth we denied that we were technically a secret
body. We called ourselves a mere military organization, with, so to
speak, a legionary oath, like all soldiers." So far in explanation
of the change, and of the general nature of both tests; but here
are the full forms of both, as subsequently supplied to me by Luby,
who with his usual scrupulousness feels bound, to say "that having
preserved no copies, and consequently being now thrown wholly on
the resources of my memory, I fear I can hardly give you the
ipsissima verba. Still, I think I can answer for the substance and
a close approach to the very words." Those who know anything about
my friend and his phenomenal memory will think that he is putting
the case for accuracy rather modestly. But to come to the form as
given me: -- ORIGINAL FORM OF TEST....
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