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(without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER XVI. THE ARBUTHNOT ABDUCTION. Ox Sunday, the 2nd of
July 1854, I was standing with some friends outside the ivied
gateway of Holy Cross Abbey, county Tipperary. We were examining a
curiously sculptured stone of the sixteenth century, built into the
wall close by the northern end of the bridge which here spans the
Suir, when a cry or shout on the other side of the river, and the
noise of a horse in rapid gallop, attracted our attention. Looking
quickly around, we had barely time to get out of the way when there
dashed by us at furious speed a police orderly, his horse all
flecked with foam, and mud spattered to the top of his shako. What
was it? Not another "rising," surely? "A landlord shot, as sure as
we live," exclaimed one of our party; and standing where we did, on
Tipperary soil, in the midst of a famous shooting district, no
guess could have been more natural under all the circumstances.
After a while we turned into the abbey, and having spent an hour
amidst the ruined aisles of King Donald's church, and the shattered
tombs of prince and lord, we forgot for a moment the hurried
horseman, and came away. It was only when we returned to Thurles,
after a brisk walk of three miles, we had an explanation of the
incident at the bridge. "Did you hear the news, sir--did you hear
the news? Carden of Barnane; the country is up in pursuit of him;
all the police are out, and the mounted men are giving the alarm,
and" "But what has he done?" "Done, sir Didn't you hear? Miss
Arbuthnot--the young English lady, a sister of Mrs. Grough, that he
was mad in love with, they say-- sure he tried to carry her off;
and there was a bloody battle between his men, all aimed, and the
people defending her, and he was beat, but an orderly has brought
word to our sub-inspector th...
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