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New Ireland (Volume 1); Political Sketches and Personal Reminiscences (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
Discovery Miles 3 840
New Ireland (Volume 1); Political Sketches and Personal Reminiscences (Paperback): Alexander Martin Sullivan

New Ireland (Volume 1); Political Sketches and Personal Reminiscences (Paperback)

Alexander Martin Sullivan

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (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...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alexander Martin Sullivan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-02025-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-02025-8
Barcode: 9781154020250

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