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1.    of McGee's to typify Illustrated Weekly, life, an incident in Irish-American wh
2. , though by no means unusual, can hardly be credited, except by those who have s
3. ited, except by those who have specially devoted their attention to the to its r
4. es of Irish life, ful, and and generally successinstitu- development under the g
5. as Lost and Found 19 The Blanders Family at Home Ellen Maloney's Conversion 25 2
6. , to make a gentleman of him. But really I must beg of you to consider in your l
7. sh peasantry, so he was not particularly disconcerted by Tim's home-thrust. His
8. uld have desired. With him it was simply a matter of money. His own religious th
9. religious is —were money dull, simply that one religion as good as another, b
10. nlimited gold, and the The fault clearly must result had not been what they expe
11. ct remained the same, and they naturally blamed the person whom they employed to
12. ed this commotion in the Blanders family had intimated that there was to be a gr
13. r Hall, London, and that some thoroughly striking death-bed conversions from the
14. , as if an Irish conscience was the only thing which could not be purchased with
15. merchandise was appreciated accordingly. If a soul could not be purchased, a ch
16. to the treatment the poor childSome ugly stories of neglect and cruelty had ooze
17. f she could help And woman who generally did " help " what she chose been on the
18. bt about the sincerity He knew perfectly well that they did not worship the Bles
19. ngering agony, when they could so easily have obtained relief? Tim O'Halloran wa
20. of famine-fever. prosperous not actually dying of starvation —he was He rented
21. ran was not the man to store his worldly goods when neighbors still and friends
22. as life there was hope. If he could only get one word of assent his purpose woul
23. you're losing time, he murmured, faintly; " the priest will be here soon, and th
24. ttle Thade. The boy lay sleeping heavily, wearily, on Poor little lad the same s
25. e. The boy lay sleeping heavily, wearily, on Poor little lad the same straw on w
26. ing, too, in an inner room. In the early hours of that day both had realized, fo
27. had given that which was beyond earthly comfort. Mr. Blanders started coming. f
28. es. and waited. Of the father manifestly there was no hope; by some means, fair
29. h aroon. Banim. all his A man of stately presence and of a native dignity own. C
30. ence were rare, and were more frequently inaugurated by ! ! OR, HOW THADE BECAME
31. fell insensible, and but for the timely arrival of the priest she had died as s
32. heaven. Their last weariness was nearly over; their last pain and ache was well
33. ayer about his boy. The brave man gladly faced death and bravely suffered pain,
34. brave man gladly faced death and bravely suffered pain, but the great tears roll
35. red to take care of the little lad. Only the great and good priest could realize
36. how hard Tim's death-bed trial was. Only God knew how gloriously his faith trium
37. trial was. Only God knew how gloriously his faith triumphed over his fears. ? W
38. ooner than face its horrors. So the only prospect for Thade was as dark as dark
39. , that in the morning he might find only the frail He paused blessed salutation,
40. 's all who are therein." conflict. Truly there was peace, though started. was th
41. ve induced him The looked at him sternly, and exclaimed: "Pray, intrude on sir,
42. ed for a moment, and then, being a bully, as cowards generally are, he replied:
43. hen, being a bully, as cowards generally are, he replied: " By what right do you
44. ch?" Mr. Blanders looked round nervously. to remain. He was very anxious He knew
45. ives forth such sounds that import. only accustomed ears could tell their it was
46. away. He wants to priest turned quickly to the The buy the my child; he wants
47. o hear He now is " There from it stantly, I will obtain the assistance of the po
48. retion the better part of There was only one point on which his employer require
49. discretion from him. He was particularly desired not to let his proceedings come
50. of Irish Papists," that would tell badly indeed were known that they forced thei
51. It was no matter what was done privately that was " a triumph of the Gospel." Ma
52. d a protector, he left the cottage sadly. heavy stupor of death. Granny watched
53. fro, Poor Granny ! It was in a scarcely less heavy stupor of grief. well, indee
54. d hoped to have sent to guard the family from the intrusion of soupers had not b
55. d mother were in the keeping of the holy angels. Little *It is Thade had disappe
56. r one moment suppose that it is entirely abandoned. At this very moment active p
57. f shameless dishonesty which is scarcely credible. I know of my own personal kno
58. priest has a young having been actually detained forcibly in Protestant establi
59. g having been actually detained forcibly in Protestant establishments, where she
60. here she was kept without food from Holy Thursday until Easter Sunday, because s
61. came into the breakfast-room, apparently for " — — the express purpose of co
62. a farmer, and, though he was universally respected, he never tried nor desired t
63. n. Mr. O'Grady belonged to an old family of high respectability, and in Kerry, w
64. is descent counted for much. His worldly position was not one which, under other
65. ire tribulation, and it not unfrequently happened that the messenger fell himsel
66. r-shed. substitutes for home care rarely came forth again to tell the world the
67. t for his stick. was on, He had scarcely heard his daughter's and he was looking
68. he had meditated on the Blanders family. ready known. Father James could give n
69. iv- ing that his advice would be utterly lost on the person on it whom was besto
70. c measures, an advice which was scarcely necessary. Mrs. Blanders was sitting in
71. tion which had employed her in the early hours of the morning of that day. Her r
72. t politeness, and waited with a masterly assumption of anxiety and deference tc
73. into if it been simple, even exceedingly civil head foremost" would have had not
74. ; Mr. O' Grady took the seat so politely offered him. He laid on the floor, he t
75. d. The eldest son of the Blanders family dashed unexpectedly into the room, and
76. the Blanders family dashed unexpectedly into the room, and not seeing or not he
77. woman would have hustled the boy angrily out of the room, and betrayed herself a
78. "souper's " wife. For deeds, she merely pressed the foot of her eldest hope in
79. er eldest hope in a manner h.e perfectly understood, and which made him quail no
80. out some great signs," she said, coolly turning to Mr. O'Grady. mystery." He su
81. y Mr. O'Grady was not deceived. strongly than ever, that different matters in th
82. allowed to finish his sentence. " Really missing, poor boy how kind of you. ! Bu
83. ittle information just now." " No really, you don't say so. How rejoiced I shall
84. y had spoken. Mr. O'Grady could scarcely bring himself to say hard words to any
85. say; but now excuse me, my do you really believe all these priests tell you?" an
86. d believe a priest (she glanced covertly at Mr. O'Grady's expressive countenance
87. tronger words were needed to drive folly; different," she continued, regardless
88. ost too strong for words; out apparently he thought words useless or not suffici
89. hought words useless or not sufficiently forcible. He stood up, said no more, wa
90. shouted "souper," and added considerably to Mr. O'Grady's ire. As he went down t
91. NKER. 25 CHAPTER IV. THE BLANDERS FAMILY AT HOME. They sold us and scorned lied;
92. equanimity to have been so ignominiously baffled by a woman, but he was not proo
93. use. " I suppose you could it's scarcely bring the case into court." '* Faith, a
94. father's dying faith will be abundantly rewarded." " I am certain Mick has some
95. in his head," observed Kate; "We "I only hope it will not make matters worse tha
96. ady and Father James rose simultaneously. It was Mick was up to something, and h
97. up to something, and he was not exactly the difficult person to conduct It and
98. AME A BANKER. 2^ The charge was scarcely true, for Mr. Blanders spent the day in
99. ion had arrived, and quailed accordingly. ) knew ? the " Do you That's intend to
100. s intend to support your wife and family, or do you not what /call a plain quest
101. nd I want a plain answer." "Well, really, Liza, you're too "I'm too good for you
102. ne word of sense from you." "I," faintly murmured Mr. Blanders. "I want no I's,
103. do something for the good of your family — — and I don't want any of your so
104. ided, having lost her breath, and really having nothing more to say. She seated
105. to say no more, her husband was strongly tempted to observe that she had said en
106. pery which greeted her ears periodically. Ellen was hard-working, industrious an
107. as hard-working, industrious and cleanly, as Mrs. Blanders knew perfectly well w
108. cleanly, as Mrs. Blanders knew perfectly well when she took her into her disorde
109. ll when she took her into her disorderly it and ^thriftless household; but was n
110. r uneducated conscience. She had stoutly refused to be converted. She had refuse
111. h equal determination, to attend "family prayers," or the master's church; but s
112. mph by her employers. to speak precisely, at her dictation, It was composed Mr.
113. been a Catholic. of They had few safely; whom they could boast so and they made
114. now. Where were we, Mr. Blanders? Really, that girl is a perfect nuisance at eng
115. n docshe first saw a and she rapturously seized the precious volume ["and commit
116. at was the real thing."] have constantly found her poring came into her possessi
117. he old Testament, [" My dear, you really must try to get her to learn someIf the
118. ect thing. the mission he will certainly question her, and it will be very unple
119. easant if she cannot answer him properly,"] and we note a marked improvement in
120. nd hearing himself mentioned inclusively, observes, that I heard Ellen teaching
121. ndation on other occasions being vividly remembered he proceeded to do without f
122. if inquiries are made about this really, now, you know it is a little strong."
123. ent it has caused is prodigious. Largely increased funds may now be entrusted to
124. outlay. possible, as I which will fully These funds should be supplied as promp
125. ese funds should be supplied as promptly as need scarcely call your attention to
126. be supplied as promptly as need scarcely call your attention to the fact that un
127. s Nest at present; she will be perfectly safe here, and is my wife will take car
128. ome light occupation in our small family, to occupy her mind, as she cannot be a
129. rself fear that she we allowed her, only we would write too strongly about the l
130. ed her, only we would write too strongly about the little we have done for her;
131. had in the matter seems to weigh heavily on her sensitive conscience, though we
132. have assured her that we shall be fully repaid by the kind gentlemen take such
133. rasping and avaricious spirit constantly exclaiming: of the Church she has mothe
134. Protestant gentleman asked her seriously, and not in any spirit of bigotry or pr
135. rs and so-called converts know perfectly well that these calumnies are base .lie
136. his head a not unfrequent, though wholly — unaccountable source of information
137. apparent on the surand acted accordingly. "You are Mr. O'Grady's man," she said,
138. week." Mrs. Blanders was for once fairly perplexed. What did the man want, and w
139. everal years. It would not do, certainly, to lose a "convert," but it would not
140. deed, observed that he looked restlessly up at wit. and down the street while th
141. after a bit, you know," he added quickly, seeing the information did not appear
142. imself of the Celtic propensity to reply to a question by repeating it. But Mrs.
143. watching him very And, moreover, closely. ' r— OR, HOW THADE BECAME A BANKER.
144. ed chap, you know, that went to Australy last winter. Maybe you heard what he sa
145. ' like, but with a big sneer on his ugly mouth: " * What are you doing, my man?'
146. er of punch. " Oh, a church ' — really, ?' now. And pray, a — what a— deno
147. omination at all, sir; it's for the Holy Roman Catholic Church.' " Then all the
148. Blanders' mental gifts, and she scarcely took in the point of the joke. Indeed,
149. the joke. Indeed, the cares of a family like hers, and an income held by a very
150. on, so far was to provide for her family religion. herself about the broad hit a
151. help me." Mr. Blanders was so frequently told to hold his tongue in private, tha
152. hen his wife was present. An exceedingly severe "Well, Mr. Blanders ?" brought h
153. Well, my good man, I am sure we are only too willing to help you. There are a fe
154. nhappy victim of her zeal; and certainly he had not seen the child looking out o
155. th Mr. and Mrs. Blanders were completely and thoroughly taken in; and, in their
156. Blanders were completely and thoroughly taken in; and, in their alarm lest the
157. ge of what they had done could be really and legally proved against them, they q
158. hey had done could be really and legally proved against them, they quite overloo
159. ns of vision. Mr. Blanders was literally trembling. The mention of the police wa
160. the orders of magistrates who certainly leaned pretty no fear whatsoever of tha
161. body. private opinions — — strongly to the Protestant side. But here was a
162. l, were the case proved, he could hardly carry on his work longer in Killarney,
163. f this the night," observed Mick, keenly enjoying the sensation he had occasione
164. peak." you're the lovin' couple entirely," observed lady's that devoted she's al
165. ear— "You're enough father of a family to drive any woman clean crazed—you,
166. apt to confuse her metaphors, and wholly regardless of the fact that she had ask
167. ed Mr. Blanders a question). " Certainly I cannot leave this place with no one b
168. ou need not come to to me and do exactly me when you get into trouble again." J
169. own joy. " Drunk and " Is it disorderly — fined five shillings. Now, then, si
170. mas Blanders life to that day. Certainly he would have given ten years of his ha
171. d with his face tied up and considerably swelled, as might be seen by the protub
172. was an inoffensive man in general partly from natural character, and partly in c
173. artly from natural character, and partly in consequence of the severe and excell
174. f sympathy and condolence ; but the only remark elicited by his appearance was a
175. due him. Mrs. Blanders was not naturally cruel; but that Thade's cries were like
176. ruel; but that Thade's cries were likely to create side the house, when she foun
177. anders household as his grief was nearly as destructive of the peace of had been
178. ips for fear of discovery. He was partly helped by the toothache invention, with
179. condoled on his journey, both exteriorly thy. It and interiorly, with the kindes
180. , both exteriorly thy. It and interiorly, with the kindest expressions of sympah
181. any conscience, who does not turn fondly to his do- mestic hearth when cruel fat
182. nd the unhappy man was lips in literally tongue-tied. He His trade was forever r
183. n a charge of being drunk and disorderly. It is true, indeed, that his employers
184. hey could not get anything else? Clearly, they had to make the best of a bad bar
185. r master, the devil, they were perfectly aware that there was no use in any outc
186. issaries If they and agents were quietly condoned. became known to one or two, t
187. r two, they were treated compassionately. What else could be expected, they said
188. e supposed to be converted. It certainly would have puzzled some of them to have
189. n a police court, " drunk and disorderly" — this, indeed, would have been past
190. xposure ders such as this could scarcely be got over. knew it. He Mr. Inlanmight
191. the stupor of drunkenness, was his only resource. It must be admitted that Mick
192. t be admitted that Mick entered heartily into his plans, and that he was quite p
193. the talking. "Is it drunk and disorderly, you say? Faith, that chap there," poin
194. born. Don't Mr. Blanders groaned audibly. ye hear the crathur groanin', your hon
195. n' he'll say a whole rosary for you Holy Mary an' all the rest if you let him of
196. ar in court, in which his honor heartily joined. * There, your friend for it." t
197. ache, and he may thank you fine directly, pay your Mr. Blanders thought he might
198. ur boy. It's honor, you're hard entirely on a poor motherless first the time he'
199. 46 FROM KILLARNEY TO NEW YORK; entirely. a sthrange counthry Musha, bit, sir, i
200. their dignity so far as to grin broadly. " Oh, shillin's then, bad luck to ye f
201. part from the and counted it down slowly, utterly oblivious of the shouts of lau
202. the and counted it down slowly, utterly oblivious of the shouts of laughter tha
203. doled out each piece of money as slowly and as deliberately as he could. " An'
204. e of money as slowly and as deliberately as he could. " An' now, your honor, sir
205. im. Mr. Blanders' feelings need scarcely be described, and Thade, with a finger
206. of the magistrate was excited. " Really, you must go out of this, my good man."
207. nt of himself. In fact, he has evidently met with rather rough treatment, as we
208. now, as he expressed himself very warmly about you, I write to inform " Madame:
209. Blanders expressed herself rather warmly at this point] seemed quite broken-hear
210. band was reduced. He told him repeatedly to cheer up, that he would be a friend
211. ppeared to distress your husband greatly, as, no doubt, he feared the effect it
212. assure you that there is nothing really dangerous the matter, Mrs. Souper (we c
213. Mr. Michael M'Grath assured us expressly that it was). Mr. Souper has hopelessly
214. that it was). Mr. Souper has hopelessly broken his left arm, fractured the righ
215. ruised in several places rather severely; but with lime, and the judicious treat
216. mised, we think it better to write fully. *' Mr. M'Grath informed us that he had
217. other times, he has an unfortucorrectly, " If we understood him was apt at time
218. is at all On this evening, unfortunately, first cursed overcome by drink. King W
219. nce fined for being drunk and disorderly. his the fine for him out of own pocket
220. " We are under the apprehension slightly injured, but pray now that his head may
221. nation, and he keeps his head constantly covered in a way which suggests a morbi
222. rvation. This is es- He refuses to reply to pecially noticeable when it the Prot
223. s is es- He refuses to reply to pecially noticeable when it the Protestant chapl
224. me, I am sure, for writing so familiarly, but Mr. M'Grath said so much of your a
225. landers' feelings on receipt of scarcely bear description. this communication wi
226. he catastrophe was As soon and so wholly unexpected, that she was simply stunned
227. o wholly unexpected, that she was simply stunned ? into silence. But she was a h
228. osed of Mr. Blanders, he would certainly sue. return to Killarney with the child
229. BANKER. 5 would be. all events. Clearly the place would be far too hot for her
230. poral gain, or we should have been sadly disappointed. — We have, indeed, not
231. ounding We have distributed gratuitously the 2,000 Bibles you sent us, and we ho
232. "A great opportunity curred here lately. ciety, that of saving a poor, benighte
233. s district was dying my husband scarcely left him in his last hours, administeri
234. ine fever, and *Such lies are frequently told in the reports of the societies. 5
235. of duty. We took the poor boy so quietly that he did not awaken until the follow
236. to Dublin last night, but unfortunately my husband lost him in a crowd, and hav
237. of Scriptural instruction (very unwisely, I must add, but his zeal has no limit)
238. lors, he was set on by them and severely injured. It will be some weeks before h
239. But we are sure your society will amply compensate him for what he has suffered
240. t occasion, and, as the boy was actually brought to Dublin by my husband, we exp
241. believe on the part of those principally concerned, and when all were equally in
242. lly concerned, and when all were equally interested in multiplying statistics, t
243. er husband that he was a fool, carefully, she subsided. Matters had turned out b
244. prised to find that he escaped so easily. LETTER NO. 3. To Mr. Myles O'Grady, In
245. again quite right, praise be to his holy name and the hins were drowned dead, an
246. t got the a wonderful scollard, entirely, entirely. finest character yez ever se
247. a wonderful scollard, entirely, entirely. finest character yez ever seed, an' hi
248. ld Ireland. "It's a quare place entirely, this. respectful sir, "Would yez belie
249. , an' they say they're illigant entirely ; but, faith, a brown mud round ground
250. ntin', that puts a poor boy out entirely. a nice bright orange-colored kerchief,
251. what a quare place the world is entirely, that the people can't even wear their
252. hat'll do away with the letters entirely; and sure it would be a blessin' to the
253. souper woman. Oh, thin, your honor, only it's afraid I am I'd be kilt dead entir
254. 's afraid I am I'd be kilt dead entirely and put into prison afther to reflect o
255. the vessel up but we prayed to the Holy Virgin and the blessed Mother of God, t
256. Glory be to God; but I suppose the holy angels know which of us is which, an' w
257. d, where am " Hush, my dear, you'll only make I going?" yourself worse." But sti
258. But still she cried and moaned, as only the dying can cry and moan, " Oh, my Go
259. en the young blood was bounding joyously ! through her veins, and the tenderest
260. had crossed her mind at all, it was only — OR, HOW THA.DE BECAME A BANKER. 59
261. it might come to others, not, certainly, to her. young have a strange way of th
262. oked round the room, with its its costly mirrors, its silken hangings, its sumpt
263. tone house appurtenances. all its costly ! Love What good to the last could that
264. iety or for her own attractions she only wanted one thing; and in that supreme h
265. ad life, times in his — could scarcely call moral, yet dared to take the ing n
266. ich need something more than It She only noticed the baby once. as they can give
267. one to remind her of a saint or of holy things. for the death Not one to help h
268. t was Time and eternity seemed to nearly all she knew of religion. have changed
269. nity, if thought of at all, nite, wholly unimportant matter. was treated as some
270. did not seem worth a thought. Certainly no serious thoughts were given to it. B
271. Tim O'Halloran's death-bed How willingly now would she have changed places with
272. n. Mr. Maxwell did not know what utterly ignorant of their source ? to do. How c
273. so much, when he was so He had literally been without God in the world. How was
274. o be beyond the reach of mercy willfully and premeditatedly. Even the heathens b
275. ch of mercy willfully and premeditatedly. Even the heathens believe that there t
276. is a God, .and worship Him —ignorantly, we say of those it is — yet they do
277. homage of their prayers or of their holy name except to blaspheme it ? praises,
278. did not feel as his wife felt. certainly, as ? He felt for her, men do feel when
279. eath with the feelings of one who merely looks on at danger. ask himself, " of o
280. sphemy or defying of God. She had simply and quietly passed God by. She could no
281. fying of God. She had simply and quietly passed God by. She could not profess He
282. ot made her think of Him. She was simply —but her indifference was and she kne
283. and pleasures, herself— with precisely those very things which God had express
284. hose very things which God had expressly forbidden. Certainly she had not broken
285. h God had expressly forbidden. Certainly she had not broken those laws of God wh
286. bears such a burden of sin and One only art can A life-long wipe out the crime
287. , though the voice had grown perceptibly weaker. If she had asked for her baby,
288. leen was an * Irish servant — the only Irish servant, indeed, in that large es
289. say He hard on you." 14 merciful. Surely, surely He cannot be He is merciful; bu
290. ard on you." 14 merciful. Surely, surely He cannot be He is merciful; but if the
291. f the Bible is true, He is merciful only I to those who have served Him faithful
292. to those who have served Him faithfully. What have God ? Nothing. ever done for
293. r done one single act of her life simply never thought of Him. God ? No. Had she
294. feared him ? No. She had She was simply indifferent. Once, indeed, a little tho
295. ndeed, a little thought of fear, of holy fear, had come. She had gone to that mo
296. ent her heart was given His grace freely. it. was but for a moment. God had She
297. RNEY TO NEW YORK; given His grace kindly, oh, how kindly ! She had never given f
298. ; given His grace kindly, oh, how kindly ! She had never given for her, him one
299. had asked him. loved her far too dearly, far too unselfishly, to hesitate for a
300. her far too dearly, far too unselfishly, to hesitate for a — mo- ment complyi
301. ess is dying," he said; " she is greatly distressed do anything to help her or c
302. not know why she had become so suddenly and so ghastly pale. He attributed her
303. he had become so suddenly and so ghastly pale. He attributed her hesitation to t
304. nees by her dying mistress. She scarcely knew her. There were so many helps in t
305. d her religion, and time is counted only by years, which are but as minutes in t
306. ogether, could not delay the supreme fly, moment. Faster and faster the minutes
307. eady her sins had found her out. Happily for her, she had time for repentance; b
308. een faithful to the teaching of the holy faith in which she had been born, bapti
309. o receive the ministration of God's holy Church The girl knew her religion very
310. this poor soul might have gone hopefully to God. is Protestant baptism it is so
311. s Protestant baptism it is so carelessly administered, principally be- considere
312. so carelessly administered, principally be- considered a mere ceremony of no mo
313. we know that those who die without holy baptism will never see God's blessed fa
314. ork her ruin. She went to Mass regularly at first, and every Saturday for a few
315. alas ! gij# says to herself deliberately, " I will go to hell." But, how many bo
316. y boys and it, girls choose deliberately to walk in the direct. path that leads
317. went the road before know well the folly of his rash confidence. If he continue
318. pit-fall is told often say deliberately that he which he can never be rescued.
319. ituation and such high wages. She really had done well for herself in a worldly
320. y had done well for herself in a worldly point of view, and this was to her cred
321. r more important. It needs a But worldly prosperity is always dangerous. double
322. unned and hated and despised, and justly so. But what should we say of those who
323. dire temptation or disto tress, but only because they fear a few words of ridicu
324. ho will laugh at them in the their folly in so easily led Ridicule may, for a ti
325. at them in the their folly in so easily led Ridicule may, for a time, be the po
326. hfulness ways respected, and will surely have honor in this world as well as in
327. murder. Let Irish Catholics, especially, think of the work given them —the gl
328. mained soul, God, he might save not only souls of those with whom he associates.
329. ME A BANKER. 73 Mrs. Blanders had simply relieved her feelings on their first me
330. pied de la her wits. lettre, and really believed that for once his wife had los
331. a natural was silenced very peremptorily. say you were going to live with the ca
332. business." Thade had been sent regularly to school, and had got a fair education
333. nd were taught and respected accordingly. Nor was Thade ungrateful. He poured fo
334. from: killarney to new york; the family; but Mr. Tom, the eldest son of Mr. O'G
335. he would have laid down his life freely at a moment's notice, and Mr. Tom's car
336. akfast-room on a bright day in the early part of July, 18 , and handed Mr. — T
337. n a bright day in the early part of July, 18 , and handed Mr. — Tom It a lette
338. ointment which Mr. Tom had most ardently coveted. "Warm congratulations were pou
339. sters, for he was idolized by his family, as only sons are apt to be, especially
340. r he was idolized by his family, as only sons are apt to be, especially when the
341. , as only sons are apt to be, especially when they have been Mrs. O'Grady had lo
342. spell on boy," said Mr. O'Grady; " only that me against a drop of whisky, would
343. e young master's health." Thade, happily for himself, had never tasted anything
344. the pleasant well-fashioned, with homely parlor. Tall for his age, lithe, more m
345. onstant exposure to weather had slightly tanned a complexion which otherwise wou
346. his fair for his sex. however, was only a look than ordinary A certain look of
347. his constant association with the family of his patron had tended not a little t
348. Truth and fun sparkled from those truly light clear blue eye. Celtic orbs; and
349. of an ungoverned temper It —certainly not the recklessoften leads the violent
350. erials of an intellectual and needs only a guiding hand and a wise director to d
351. and for his first communion, and wisely and well had she fulfilled her charge.
352. cate- chism had to be passed. Certainly Thade knew his duty well—his duty to
353. uture eternal gain or loss. And sure- ly, if it is disgraceful to find ourselves
354. lves on the losing side in it is earthly conflict, through our infinitely own co
355. earthly conflict, through our infinitely own cowardice or ignorance, an an worse
356. it was, he was well prepared. his early years, And so, from and to put in pract
357. o the fine, general rule. Unquestionably, boys have not always right ideas all o
358. weak point there. Many a boy has simply become a coward because he did not choo
359. eir rash act. Death seemed certain. Only one could swim (what fatality is it whi
360. vation is strong, and it might certainly have been supposed that Thade would hav
361. NEW YORK; 78 But Thade was brave, truly brave, and he had that self-sacrificing
362. -sacrificing generosity which invariably accompanies such a disposiThe idea of s
363. eized the nearest boy, who was evidently unable to keep himself afloat, called o
364. he shouts of the boys. afraid of Clearly Thade was not a coward; but he was doin
365. d; but he was doing wrong afraid as only a good and brave boy may be. The coward
366. ere wrong, though they knew it perfectly well. Alas how much pride has had to do
367. do deeds of the utmost daring which only — 4 '<*- OR, HOW TIIADE BECAME A BANK
368. and when no such word and when they only fear it. Are they brave men ? I think n
369. en passes away with the God and the holy angels whole world at the Day of Judgof
370. forget how Jesus obeyed Mary in the holy house of Nazareth. They forget that -he
371. selves most in after life were generally those who, when boys, were the most obe
372. self to run All of which was exceedingly galling to Thade's high as it spirit, w
373. was too spirited make such an Certainly himself, admission, he certainly ? If a
374. rtainly himself, admission, he certainly ? If any boy ever did was not an Irishm
375. Grady and Tom had charged Thade strictly never They had their reasons, and to ri
376. is promise. promised, and most certainly he intended to But Thade was mortal. wh
377. e could not. He did not know how greatly he would have enhanced his reputation f
378. him from future assaults, if he had only acted according to the dictates of his
379. hought you would not like to be a 'Molly,' " shouted Joe. Even then Thade hesita
380. ever thought possible, his brain wildly excited, as a spirited boy's always wil
381. oble horse. when he He won dashed wildly on, leaving his companions J far behind
382. ons J far behind. He the race, certainly, but at what a price The noble animal,
383. f suffering. When Thade came he was only stunned ; to himself he found he was no
384. careless, reckless rider, was hopelessly, and, for he knew, fatally injured. —
385. as hopelessly, and, for he knew, fatally injured. — 2,2 FROM KILLARNEY TO NEW
386. king up from the paper, which he usually perused at his breakfast. But Kate O'Gr
387. Thade and Brian Bora were unquestionably passing the house, it was not in the us
388. a fine taste for music, might generally be heard whistling some lively and popu
389. generally be heard whistling some lively and popular pass the windows on his air
390. is whistling; he morning Thade certainly was not riding; he was not was not even
391. sing glance that he always gave. Clearly something was seriously wrong ; but whe
392. ys gave. Clearly something was seriously wrong ; but whether with Thade or Brian
393. have any misgivings. was wrong, clearly, the sooner it was remedied, the better
394. medied, the better; and the more quickly her father was made aware of it, the *'
395. oticed that her was reading to be likely to follow them. " Tom, I'm afraid somet
396. — sight met Brian Boru was manifestly hopelessly lamed, covered dirt, with du
397. met Brian Boru was manifestly hopelessly lamed, covered dirt, with dust and and
398. ent to the horse at once, too completely overcome utter a single word. Kate went
399. y the him on his feet. shook him roughly, and set " Gently, gently !" exclaimed
400. eet. shook him roughly, and set " Gently, gently !" exclaimed Kate, afraid lest
401. ok him roughly, and set " Gently, gently !" exclaimed Kate, afraid lest interfer
402. ere is the finest racer in Kil- " Gently, indeed ! 1 don't think the larney, tha
403. onth ago, as far as I can see hopelessly lamed, of being gentle Wait till my fat
404. he boys, until, believing that they only wanted " a bit of fun," he had yielded
405. temptation, and blamed himself bitterly. There was no excuse ; he knew it well.
406. use ; he knew it well. He had been fully instructed, had advantages which these
407. which these poor lads were never likely to possess. He had friends such as they
408. jured his master's property so seriously fit (Tom declared the horse would never
409. then if it we view them very differently to what we might do were otherwise. Yet
410. rwise. Yet parents are too often cruelly unjust to their children in such matter
411. d him spell-bound for a moment, but only for a moment. His temper, as we know, w
412. blows on Thade's shoulders. He certainly deserved a flogging, but, to his credit
413. ace the master whom he had so grievously offended, and with one wild cry he fled
414. e attention. Thade, after running wildly for some time he knew not whither, came
415. l came, but the night. He rose up slowly to leave the church, and then a circuml
416. d grateful, good and true. "Well, really, Mr. Maxwell, I wonder you have allowed
417. t up a Roman Catholic. It will certainly be , an injury to her prospects in life
418. g for them," re- " but I would certainly like to see Ireland, and half think of
419. ht a battle with her which seemed likely to end on the side of eternal loss. She
420. of eternal loss. She was too thoroughly aware of the consequence of her own neg
421. en one gleam of hope. She knew perfectly well how this death-bed could have been
422. So far the unhappy young mother had only to thank herself for her misery. But Ka
423. p to a dying thing terrible; but happily fellow-creature. Her first thought was
424. a temptation too often used successfully; and what does the tempter care whether
425. ng her to live so long, was not actually calling her to repentance. She was asha
426. y years from the sacraments; but happily she thought how much more ashamed she w
427. ry to the priest, and she found not only pardon, but peace and hope. Often in af
428. and dreaded to confess her sin, cleverly the devil had tried to how discourage h
429. our power, repair that injury. Unhappily ered as it this duty is too often negle
430. he owed a should be ; and will certainly it reparation, also, to those with whom
431. have some regular instruction. Naturally he spoke to Kathleen on the subject, an
432. r duty to remain in Mr. Maxwell's family until her little charge had made her fi
433. e to do ? Where was he to go ? Certainly, he said to himself, he would never aga
434. f love — if their hearts are so easily touched when they hear the least cry fr
435. of their children how much more quickly does the Divine Mother hear us, her poo
436. mall parcel.* He stooped down carelessly to pick it up, but his mind was too abs
437. , and what follows also happened exactly as it is told. ! Q2 FROM KILLARNEY TO N
438. moment the boy was himself again. Surely, he thought, the Blessed Virgin herself
439. us to escape. He was too brave and manly a boy to wish to shirk a punishment whi
440. me and disgrace of having acted so badly toward those to whom he owed so much, w
441. gain, until he could show them how truly he had repented until he had made a nam
442. get name and fame; but youth is happily sanguine. They should be proud of him w
443. those he loved, which he most certainly OR, HOW THADE BECAME A real if BANKER.
444. f BANKER. 93 would have made thinks only of himself As he left he could, than yo
445. f As he left he could, than your miserly boy, who and his own selfish interests.
446. um a Litany of the Blessed Virgin softly to himself. He a turned to take a last
447. a little, but his determination, happily, never faltered for a moment. to speak
448. he dare show his face any of the family ? Mr. O'Grady's garden was divided from
449. rd his trouble, and pitied him sincerely, for Thade was a general favorite. Whom
450. he would run off again. This was easily managed. Kate came to the hedge, and Th
451. o the hedge, and Thade cried out eagerly, "Ofy Miss Kate, Miss Kate, I've found
452. n, and when Kate called him back eagerly, he returned. was Thade ? Come to me. I
453. nxious as — for any day." It certainly was not quite clear whether died for te
454. d that he ter's service. however wrongly expressed, were genuine, and she would
455. nuine, and she would have died willingly any day in his mas- " But what is this
456. ay with it, and go to the devil entirely when she just gave me one look, and sur
457. o question his assertions very carefully. "Is it just where she where I saw the
458. t a thief," replied Kate. She was deeply touched by the boy's simple narrative,
459. of disobedience would have been equally great, even had no accident happened. I
460. ," and so she said no more; but her holy life was the best sermon she could have
461. at to do. Thade complied very cheerfully with the directions of his young mistre
462. e noble and invigorating sadness of holy fear. ; Before lie lay tasted the down
463. d made a resolution, which he faithfully kept, that for the rest of his life he
464. e So well Kate told him the story simply, "Humph! Belongs to some tourist, I sup
465. adiction. Mr. O'Grady was looking really pleased, but, man-like, he would not gi
466. say that when they have, they generally do make them known. was presently dispa
467. erally do make them known. was presently dispatched to the police and to the hot
468. d say by this time." A fact sufficiently patent and self-evident, since a loud r
469. oment. and the courteous and gentlemanly host of the Lake Hotel was introducing
470. and distinction " to the O'Grady family. "We have ventured to intrude on you ea
471. We have ventured to intrude on you early, sir," observed the elder of the two ge
472. ward. But the honest open face certainly did not suggest any "O sir, O master, i
473. oon told, and both gentlemen were deeply interested. His appearance, his manner
474. his manner and his address were greatly in his favor, and he had an air of refi
475. of refinement beyond his station partly the result of natural gifts, and partly
476. the result of natural gifts, and partly a consequence of the association with s
477. se him above his position, had certainly treated him with more than ordinary fam
478. xwell, "I am sure your master you freely. I will ask it as a personal favor to m
479. the surprise of both gentlemen, teously refused the proffered reward. Thade fir
480. fused the proffered reward. Thade firmly but cour- " Is it to pay me for sir. Vi
481. ew of the Irish character, and certainly more impressed than they could well exp
482. re. was quite evident that he was deeply absorbed in thought during the remainde
483. n, Mr. O'Grady; my wife died immediately after little girl. We were very deeply
484. y after little girl. We were very deeply attached to one another, and I never ev
485. le in this country who will deliberately try to girl is my a little older, I wil
486. this way ! ' " ants It is, unfortunately, too true. No doubt some of the Protest
487. temporal interests, which is their only concern. If you knew something of our p
488. den advancement in their advanced wordly prospects; and much as he would desire
489. esire to see Thade in life, he certainly would not desire that this advance- men
490. ce with an indifference which was wholly assumed; to hide the deepest feeling. "
491. . Thade was summoned, looking, certainly, very much brighter than on the precedi
492. ou in a position which you can certainly never expect to hold in this country. I
493. int. What do you say ?" Thade was fairly bewildered, as well he might be. For a
494. e two gentlemen. Then he seemed suddenly to realize the offer that had been made
495. boy, that I believe you to be thoroughly upright and and that this is the great
496. illing fast with tears. He began clearly to understand the matter. Naturally, he
497. arly to understand the matter. Naturally, he wished to advance himself, and he w
498. es in our people, and which one scarcely knows whether to admire or deplore. But
499. ow him to the gentlemen to leave quietly. make it thus. He asked Thade an hour,
500. er over With this request they willingly complied, and, on their return, Thade,
501. ady and of Miss Kate, decided gratefully to accept the splendid position he was
502. thee, And longs and pines with Thy holy shores to see. u And going to so, const
503. desire to do so still remained, it only remained as a new source of penance, sa
504. len, as one which she believed specially suitable to her sorrow sinned much inde
505. ledge and abundant grace. and most truly sincere. Her history was known only She
506. ruly sincere. Her history was known only She had and repentance was deep But her
507. life of —not in great things, her Holy Rule —but she practiced the great aus
508. y sense, faculty and desire in her daily life; and it was also noticed that she
509. was also noticed that she was specially devoted to the interest of young girls
510. and that she did it well and faithfully. It was to her dear child, Rosaline*, s
511. ke. Rosaline, whom she loved as tenderly as ever mother loved child, and with an
512. heart to Thade. Her aristocratic family had chaffed her not a little upon her c
513. nd no one knew anything about his family, though, in truth, his descent might ha
514. ding and the wedding tour had been fully discussed. " You know we have not seen
515. his," she said, producing an exquisitely- bound missal, his wedding gift. " He i
516. t; but he reflected none the less deeply. He felt that there must be something i
517. living for, and what was his life likely to be worth hereafter. He had independe
518. ; and having been received into the Holy Catholic Church, he chose the humble, l
519. holic Church, he chose the humble, lowly, laborious, self-denying to ask himself
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