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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. 1867 Excerpt: ...and last prayers were read without interruption: the benediction was given to the people, and they were sprinkled with the consecrated water. One by one they left the chapel in silence: and, in a few minutes, Fergus found that O'Eeilly, the guide, the priest, engaged in his thanksgiving prayer after Mass, and a few devotees, bent in devotion upon the damp pavement, were the only persons who remained. CHAPTER XX. When our friends, conducted by the priest, returned to the stairs which led to the chamber of the dead woman, they found that all was quiet as the grave--there was not even the most distant hum of noise from the street. 'Father, the silence is favourable to our departure,' said Murrogh, to the priest. 'Yet I would wish to see her. It will be for the last time, before she is given to the worms!' 'You may go, my son,' said the priest. 'I fear not any unchristian weakness from you. The young men may also go with you. It will teach them a lesson on the vanity of this world.' When they entered again the chamber of the dead, they saw that she had been 'laid out.' Two candles were placed on forms at either side of the bed: a wooden rosary and crucifix were on her breast. Her limbs were straightened by force: but, despite all the efforts of the old woman, who watched her, to smoothen the lineaments of her face, the same convulsed expression with which she had departed life-r--horrible and ghastly--sat upon them. Murrogh looked at her only for a few moments. He knelt for a quarter of an hour in prayer, with his head bowed upon the pallet, undisturbed by any: then he arose quickly, and said to Fergus, who stood in silent mourning near him: 'Who would believe that she was once the most beautiful of women, ...
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  • Matthew Kavanagh (Author)
  • RareBooksClub.com (11 May 2012)
  • English
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