Part: II


Episode 13: Nausicaa



1
1The summer evening had begun to fold the world in its mysterious
2
2 embrace. Far away in the west the sun was setting and the last glow of all
3
3 too fleeting day lingered lovingly on sea and strand, on the proud
4
4 promontory of dear old Howth guarding as ever the waters of the bay, on
5
5 the weedgrown rocks ⸢B[by]by along along B⸣ [by]by along along Sandymount shore and, last but not
6 least, on
6 the quiet church whence there streamed forth at times upon the
7 stillness the
7 voice of prayer to her who is in her pure radiance a beacon ever
8 to the
8stormtossed heart of man, Mary, star of the sea.


9
9The three girl friends were seated on the rocks, enjoying the evening
10
10 scene and the air⸢(B)and the air(B)⸣ which was fresh ⸢B[and]and but but B⸣ [and]and but but not too chilly. Many a
11 time and oft
11 were they wont to come there to that favourite nook to have a
12 cosy chat
12 beside the sparkling waves⸢D beside the sparkling wavesD⸣ and discuss matters feminine,
13 Cissy Caffrey and
13 Edy Boardman with the baby in the pushcar and Tommy
14 and Jacky
14 Caffrey, two little curlyheaded boys, dressed in sailor suits with
15 caps to
15 match and the name H. M. S. Belleisle printed on both. For
16 Tommy and
16 Jacky Caffrey were twins, scarce four years old and very noisy
17 and spoiled
17 twins ⸢B[at times]at times sometimes sometimes B⸣ [at times]at times sometimes sometimes but for all that darling little fellows
18 with bright merry faces
18 and endearing ways about them. They were
19 dabbling in the sandin the sand with their
19 spades and buckets, building castles as
20 children do, or playing with their big
20 coloured ⸢(B)[ball, as]ball, as ball, ball, (B)⸣ [ball, as]ball, as ball, ball, happy as
21 the day was long. And Edy Boardman was rocking
21 the chubby baby to
22 and fro in the pushcarin the pushcar while that young gentleman
22 fairly chuckled with
23 delight. He was but eleven months and nine days old
23 and, though still a tiny
24 toddler, was just beginning to lisp his first babyish
24 words. Cissy Caffrey
25 bent over to him to tease his fat little plucks and the
25 dainty dimple in his
26 chin.
26


27Now, baby, Cissy Caffrey said. Say out big, big. I want a drink of
28 water.


27
29And baby prattled after her:


28
1A jink a jink a jawbo.


29
2Cissy Caffrey cuddled the wee chap for she was awfully fond of
30
3 children, so patient with little sufferers and Tommy Caffrey ⧼would⧽would could
4 never be
31 got to take his castor oil unless it was Cissy Caffrey that held his ⸢D[nose.]nose.
5 nose and
32promised himhim the scatty heel of the loaf or⸢1scatty heel of the loaf or1⸣ brown
6bread with golden syrup
33on.

5 nose and
32promised himhim the scatty heel of the loaf or⸢1scatty heel of the loaf or1⸣ brown
6bread with golden syrup
33on.
D⸣
[nose.]nose.
5 nose and
32promised himhim the scatty heel of the loaf or⸢1scatty heel of the loaf or1⸣ brown
6bread with golden syrup
33on.

5 nose and
32promised himhim the scatty heel of the loaf or⸢1scatty heel of the loaf or1⸣ brown
6bread with golden syrup
33on.
What a persuasive power that girl had!⸢2What a persuasive power that girl had!2⸣ But
7 to be sure baby Boardman
34was as good as gold, a perfect little dote in his
8 new fancy bib. ⸢(B)[No ⧼truer⧽truer spoilt beauty]No ⧼truer⧽truer spoilt beauty None of your
35spoilt ⸢3[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
3⸣
[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
None of your
35spoilt ⸢3[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
3⸣
[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
(B)⸣
[No ⧼truer⧽truer spoilt beauty]No ⧼truer⧽truer spoilt beauty None of your
35spoilt ⸢3[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
3⸣
[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
None of your
35spoilt ⸢3[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
3⸣
[beauties]beauties
9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,

9beauties, Flora MacFlimsy sort,
was Cissy Caffrey. A truerhearted
36 ⸢3[girl]girl
10 lass

10 lass
3⸣
[girl]girl
10 lass

10 lass
never drew the breath of life, always with a laugh in her
11 gipsylike eyes
37 and a frolicsome word on her cherryripe red lips, a girl
12 lovable in the
38 extreme. And Edy Boardman laughed too at the quaint
13 language of little
39 brother.


40
14But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy
41
15 and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and ⸢C[the ]the our our C⸣ [the ]the our our two twins were no
16 exception
42 to ⸢(B)[the]the this this (B)⸣ [the]the this this golden⸢3golden3⸣ rule. The apple of discord was a certain
17 castle of sand which
43 Master Jacky had built and Master Tommy would
18 have it right go wrong
44 that it was to be architecturally improved by a
19 frontdoor like the Martello
45 tower had. But if Master Tommy was
20 headstrong Master Jacky was
46 selfwilled too and, true to the maxim that
21 every little Irishman's house is his
47 castle, he fell upon his hated rival and to
22 such purpose that the wouldbe
48 assailant came to grief and (alas to relate!)
23 the coveted castle too. Needless
49 to say the cries of discomfited Master
24 Tommy drew the attention of the girl
50 friends.


51
25Come here, Tommy, his sister called imperatively. At once! And you,
52
26 Jacky, for shame to throw poor Tommy in the dirty sand. Wait till I catch
53
27 you for that.


54
28His eyes misty with unshed tears Master Tommy came at her call for
55
29 their big sister's word was law with the twins. And in a sad plight he was
56
30too after his misadventure. His little man‐o'‐war top and unmentionables
57
31 were full of sand but Cissy was a past mistress in the art of smoothing ⸢B[out]out
32 over

32 over
B⸣
[out]out
32 over

32 over

58 life's tiny troubles and very quickly not one speck of sand was
33 to be seen on
59 his smart little suit. Still the blue eyes were glistening with hot
34 tears that
60 would well up so she kissed away the hurtness and⸢2kissed away the hurtness and2⸣ shook her
35 hand at
61 Master Jacky the ⸢2[culprit,]culprit, culprit and said if she was near him she
36wouldn't be far
62from him,
culprit and said if she was near him she
36wouldn't be far
62from him,
2⸣
[culprit,]culprit, culprit and said if she was near him she
36wouldn't be far
62from him,
culprit and said if she was near him she
36wouldn't be far
62from him,
her eyes dancing in admonition.


63
1Nasty bold ⸢(B)[Jacky, she said.]Jacky, she said. Jacky! she cried. Jacky! she cried. (B)⸣ [Jacky, she said.]Jacky, she said. Jacky! she cried. Jacky! she cried.


64
2She put ⸢(B)[her]her an an (B)⸣ [her]her an an arm round the little mariner and coaxed
3 winningly:


65
4What's your name? Butter and cream?


66
5Tell us who is your sweetheart, spoke Edy Boardman. Is Cissy your
67
6 sweetheart?


68
7Nao, tearful Tommy said.


69
8Is Edy Boardman your sweetheart? Cissy queried.


70
9Nao, Tommy said.


71
10I know, Edy Boardman said none too amiably with an arch glance from
72
11 her shortsighted eyes. I know who is Tommy's sweetheart. Gerty is
73
12 Tommy's sweetheart.


74
13Nao, Tommy said on the verge of tears.


75
14Cissy's quick motherwit guessed what was amiss and she whispered
76
15 to Edy Boardman to take him there behind the pushcar where the
77
16gentleman couldn't see and to mind he didn't wet his new tan shoes.


78
17But who was Gerty?


79
18Gerty MacDowell who was seated near her companions, lost in
80
19 thought, gazing far away into the distance was, in very truth, as fair a
81
20 specimen of winsome Irish girlhood as one could wish to see. She was
82
21 pronounced beautiful by all who knew her though, as folks often said, she
83
22 was more a Giltrap than a MacDowell. Her figure was slight and graceful,
84
23 inclining even to fragility but those iron jelloids she had been taking of late
85
24 had done her a world of good much better than the Widow Welch's female
86
25pills
⸢1much better than the Widow Welch's female
86
25pills1⸣
and she was much better of those discharges she used to ⸢D[get.]get. get
26and that
87tired feeling.
get
26and that
87tired feeling.
D⸣
[get.]get. get
26and that
87tired feeling.
get
26and that
87tired feeling.
The waxen pallor of her face was almost spiritual in
27 its
88 ivorylike ⸢D[purity.]purity. purity though her rosebudrosebud mouth was a genuine
28Cupid's bow,
89Greekly perfect.
purity though her rosebudrosebud mouth was a genuine
28Cupid's bow,
89Greekly perfect.
D⸣
[purity.]purity. purity though her rosebudrosebud mouth was a genuine
28Cupid's bow,
89Greekly perfect.
purity though her rosebudrosebud mouth was a genuine
28Cupid's bow,
89Greekly perfect.
Her hands were of finely veined alabaster
29 with tapering
90 fingers and as white as lemonjuice and queen of ointments
30 could make them
91 though it was not true that she used to wear kid gloves in ⸢3[bed.]bed.
31 bed or take a milk
92footbath either.

31 bed or take a milk
92footbath either.
3⸣
[bed.]bed.
31 bed or take a milk
92footbath either.

31 bed or take a milk
92footbath either.
Bertha Supple told that once to
32 Edy ⸢2[Boardman]Boardman Boardman, a deliberate
93lie,
Boardman, a deliberate
93lie,
2⸣
[Boardman]Boardman Boardman, a deliberate
93lie,
Boardman, a deliberate
93lie,
when she was black out at
33daggers drawn
⸢Dat
33daggers drawnD⸣
with Gerty (the girl chums
94 had of course their little tiffs
34 from time to time like the rest of mortals) and
95 she told her not to let on
35 whatever she did that it was her that told her⧼.⧽. or
96 she'd never speak to her
36 again. No. Honour where honour is due. There
97was an innate refinement, a
37 languid queenly hauteur about Gerty which
98 was unmistakably evidenced
1 in her delicate hands and higharched instep.
99 Had kind fate but willed her
2 to be born a gentlewoman of high degree in
100 her own right and had she only
3 received the benefit of a good education
101 Gerty MacDowell might easily
4 have held her own beside any lady ⸢(B)[of]of in in (B)⸣ [of]of in in the
102 land and have seen herself
5 exquisitely gowned with jewels on her brow and
103 patrician suitors at her feet
6 vying with one another to pay their devoirs to
104 her. Mayhap it was this, the
7 love that might have been, that lent to her
105softlyfeatured face at ⸢(B)[times]times
8whiles

8whiles
(B)⸣
[times]times
8whiles

8whiles
a look, tense with suppressed meaning, that
106 imparted a strange
9 yearning tendency to the beautiful eyes, a charm few
107 could resist. Why
10 have women such eyes of witchery? Gerty's were of the
108 bluest Irish blue, set
11 off by lustrous lashes and dark expressive brows. Time
109 ⸢(B)[had been]had been was was (B)⸣ [had been]had been was was
12 when those brows were not so silkily seductive. It was Madame Vera
110 Verity,
13 directress of the Woman Beautiful page ⸢B[in]in of of B⸣ [in]in of of the Princess Novelette,
111
14who had first advised her to try eyebrowleine which gave that haunting
112
15 expression to the eyes, so becoming in leaders of fashion, and Gerty⧽Gerty she she Gerty⧽Gerty she she
16 had never
113 regretted it. Then there was blushing scientifically cured and⸢2blushing scientifically cured and2⸣
17how to be tall
114increase your height and you have a beautiful face but your
18nose? That
115would suit Mrs Dignam because she had a button one.
⸢DThen there was blushing scientifically cured and⸢2blushing scientifically cured and2⸣
17how to be tall
114increase your height and you have a beautiful face but your
18nose? That
115would suit Mrs Dignam because she had a button one.D⸣
But
19 Gerty's
116 crowning glory was her wealth ofwealth of wonderful⸢DwonderfulD⸣ hair. It was dark
20 brown with a
117 natural wave in it. She had cut it that very morning on
21 account of the new
118 moon and it nestled about her pretty head in a profusion
22 of luxuriant
119 ⸢D[clusters.]clusters. clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for
23wealth.
clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for
23wealth.
D⸣
[clusters.]clusters. clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for
23wealth.
clusters and pared her nails too, Thursday for
23wealth.
And just now at
120 Edy's words as a telltale flush, delicate as the
24 faintest rosebloom, crept into
121 her cheeks she looked so lovely in her sweet
25 girlish shyness that of a surety
122 God's fair land of Ireland did not hold her
26 equal.


123
27For an instant she was silent with rather sad downcast eyes. She was
124
28 about to retort but something checked the words on her tongue. Inclination
125
29 prompted her to speak out: dignity told her to be silent. The pretty lips
126
30 pouted awhile but then she glanced up and broke out⸢(B)out(B)⸣ into a joyous
31 little
127 laugh which had in it all the freshness of a young May morning. She
32 knew
128 right well, no‐one better, what made squinty Edy say ⸢1[that.]that. that
33because of him
129cooling in his attentions when it was simply a lovers'
34quarrel.
that
33because of him
129cooling in his attentions when it was simply a lovers'
34quarrel.
1⸣
[that.]that. that
33because of him
129cooling in his attentions when it was simply a lovers'
34quarrel.
that
33because of him
129cooling in his attentions when it was simply a lovers'
34quarrel.
As per usual
130 somebody's nose was out of joint about the boy that
35 had the bicycle off the
131London bridge road
⸢Boff the
131London bridge road B⸣
always riding up and down
36 in front of her window.
132Only now his father kept him in in the evenings
1 studying hard to get an
133 exhibition in the intermediate that was on and he
2 was going to go to Trinity
134 college to study for a doctorto study for a doctor when he left the
3 high school like his brother
135W. E. Wylie who was racing in the bicycle
4 races ⸢(B)[of]of in in (B)⸣ [of]of in in Trinity college
136 university. Little recked he perhaps for
5 what she felt, that dull ⸢1[ache]ache aching void aching void 1⸣ [ache]ache aching void aching void
137 in her heart sometimes, piercing
6 to the core. Yet he was young and
138 perchance [(B)in time]in time he might learn to
7 love ⸢(B)[her.]her. her in time. her in time. (B)⸣ [her.]her. her in time. her in time. They were protestants in his
139 family and of
8 course Gerty knew Who came first and after Him the Blessed
140 Virgin
9and then Saint Joseph. But he was undeniably handsome with an
141
10exquisite nose
⸢1with an
141
10exquisite nose1⸣
and he ⸢(B)[looked what he was,]looked what he was, was what he looked, was what he looked, (B)⸣ [looked what he was,]looked what he was, was what he looked, was what he looked, every
11 inch a gentleman⧼.⧽., the
142 shape of his head too at the back without his cap
12on that she would know
143anywhere
⸢Dthat she would know
143anywhere D⸣
something off the common and the
13 way he turned the bicycle at
144 ⸢V{her}her the the V⸣ {her}her the the lamp with his hands off the bars
14 and also the nice perfume of those good
145 cigarettes and besides they were
15 both of a size too he and she⸢Rtoo he and sheR⸣ and that was
146 why Edy Boardman thought
16 she was so frightfully clever because he didn't
147 go and ride up and down in
17 front of her bit of a garden.


148
18Gerty was dressed simply but with the⸢2the2⸣ instinctive taste of a votary
19of
149Dame Fashion
⸢2of a votary
19of
149Dame Fashion2⸣
for she felt that there was just a might that he might be
20 out.
150 A neat blouse of electric blue selftinted by dolly dyes (because it was
151
21expected in the Lady's Pictorial that electric blue would be ⧼bo⧽bo worn)
⸢2(because it was
151
21expected in the Lady's Pictorial that electric blue would be ⧼bo⧽bo worn)2⸣
with
22 a
152 smart vee opening down to the division⸢Ddown to the divisionD⸣ and kerchief pocket (in which
23 she
153 ⸢(B)[kept always a little]kept always a little always kept a always kept a (B)⸣ [kept always a little]kept always a little always kept a always kept a piece of cottonwool scented with ⸢(B)[heliotrope]heliotrope
24 her favourite perfume
154because the handkerchief spoiled the
25sit

24 her favourite perfume
154because the handkerchief spoiled the
25sit
(B)⸣
[heliotrope]heliotrope
24 her favourite perfume
154because the handkerchief spoiled the
25sit

24 her favourite perfume
154because the handkerchief spoiled the
25sit
) and a navy threequarter skirt cut
155 to the stride showed off her slim
26 graceful figure to perfection. She wore a
156 coquettish ⸢1[wideleaved hat of]wideleaved hat of
27little love of a hat of wideleaved

27little love of a hat of wideleaved
1⸣
[wideleaved hat of]wideleaved hat of
27little love of a hat of wideleaved

27little love of a hat of wideleaved
nigger straw contrast trimmed⸢3contrast trimmed3⸣
157 with an
28 underbrim of eggblue chenille and at the side a butterfly bow of silk⸢Bof silkB⸣
158 to
29 tone. All Tuesday week afternoon she was hunting to match that chenille
159
30 but at last she found what she wanted ⸢(B)[in Sparrow's summer bargains,]in Sparrow's summer bargains,
31at Clery's summer sales,

31at Clery's summer sales,
(B)⸣
[in Sparrow's summer bargains,]in Sparrow's summer bargains,
31at Clery's summer sales,

31at Clery's summer sales,
the very it,
160 slightly shopsoiled but you would
32 never notice, seven fingers two and a
161 penny. She did it up all by herself
33 and what joy was hers when she ⸢1what joy was hers when she 1⸣ tried it
162 on then, smiling ⸢1[back at her
34lovely reflection in the mirror, and]
back at her
34lovely reflection in the mirror, and
at the lovely reflection which the
1mirror gave back to her!
163And
at the lovely reflection which the
1mirror gave back to her!
163And
1⸣
[back at her
34lovely reflection in the mirror, and]
back at her
34lovely reflection in the mirror, and
at the lovely reflection which the
1mirror gave back to her!
163And
at the lovely reflection which the
1mirror gave back to her!
163And
when she put it on the waterjug to keep the
2 shape she knew that that
164 would take the shine out of some people she knew.
3 Her shoes were the
165 newest thing in footwear (Edy Boardman prided herself
4 that she was very
166petite
but she never had a foot like Gerty MacDowell, a
5five, and never
167 would [(B)have,]have, ash, oak or elm) with patent toecaps and
6 just one smart ⸢D[buckle.]buckle. buckle over
168her higharched instep.
buckle over
168her higharched instep.
D⸣
[buckle.]buckle. buckle over
168her higharched instep.
buckle over
168her higharched instep.
Her
7 wellturned ankle displayed its perfect⸢DperfectD⸣
169 proportions beneath her skirt and
8 just the proper amount and no more of
170 her shapely ⸢2[leg]leg limbs limbs 2⸣ [leg]leg limbs limbs encased in
9 finespun hose with highspliced heels and wide
171 garter tops. As for undies
10 they were Gerty's chief care and who that knows
172 the fluttering hopes and
11 fears of sweet seventeen (though Gerty would never
173 see seventeen again)
12 can find it in his heart to blame her? She had four
174 dinky ⸢1[sets,]sets, sets
13with ⸢2[very]very awfully awfully 2⸣ [very]very awfully awfully pretty stitchery,
sets
13with ⸢2[very]very awfully awfully 2⸣ [very]very awfully awfully pretty stitchery,
1⸣
[sets,]sets, sets
13with ⸢2[very]very awfully awfully 2⸣ [very]very awfully awfully pretty stitchery,
sets
13with ⸢2[very]very awfully awfully 2⸣ [very]very awfully awfully pretty stitchery,
three ⸢D[articles]articles garments garments D⸣ [articles]articles garments garments and
14 nighties extra,
175 and each set slotted with different coloured ribbons,
15 rosepink, pale blue,
176 mauve and peagreen, and she ⧼wash⧽wash aired them
16 herself and blued them⸢(B)and blued them(B)⸣ when they
177 came home from the wash [(B)because
17she wouldn't trust those washerwomen]
because
17she wouldn't trust those washerwomen
⧼and aired⧽and aired and ironed them and
18 she had a brickbat [(B)too]too to keep
178 the iron ⸢(B)[hot on.]hot on. on because she
19wouldn't trust those washerwomen as far as she'd
179see them scorching the
20things.
on because she
19wouldn't trust those washerwomen as far as she'd
179see them scorching the
20things.
(B)⸣
[hot on.]hot on. on because she
19wouldn't trust those washerwomen as far as she'd
179see them scorching the
20things.
on because she
19wouldn't trust those washerwomen as far as she'd
179see them scorching the
20things.
She was wearing the blue for luck, hoping
180against hope,
⸢Dhoping
180against hope,D⸣
her
21 own colour and ⸢R[the lucky colour]the lucky colour lucky lucky R⸣ [the lucky colour]the lucky colour lucky lucky too for a bride to have a bit of
22 blue
181 somewhere on her⸢(B)on her(B)⸣ because the green she wore ⸢(B)[on Friday]on Friday that
23day week
that
23day week
(B)⸣
[on Friday]on Friday that
23day week
that
23day week
brought grief
182 because his father brought him in to study for the
24 intermediate exhibition
183 and because she thought perhaps he might be out
25 because when she was
184 dressing that morning she nearly slipped up the old
26 pair on her inside out
185 and that was for luck and lovers' meeting if you put
27 those things on inside
186 out or if they got untied that he was thinking about
28you
⸢Ror if they got untied that he was thinking about
28youR⸣
so long as it wasn't
187 of a Friday.


188
29And yet – and yet! That strained look in her eyes.⧽in her eyes. on her
30face!
on her
30face!
in her eyes.⧽in her eyes. on her
30face!
on her
30face!
⸢DThat strained look in her eyes.⧽in her eyes. on her
30face!
on her
30face!
in her eyes.⧽in her eyes. on her
30face!
on her
30face!
D⸣
A gnawing sorrow
189 is there all the time. Her very soul is in her eyes
31 and she would give worlds
190 to be in the privacy of⸢Dthe privacy ofD⸣ her own familiar
32 chamber ⸢3[where]where where, giving way to tears, where, giving way to tears, 3⸣ [where]where where, giving way to tears, where, giving way to tears,
191 she could have a good cry
33 and relieve her pentup ⸢D[feelings.]feelings. feelings though not too
192much because
34she knew how to cry nicely before the mirror. You are lovely,
193Gerty, it
35said.
feelings though not too
192much because
34she knew how to cry nicely before the mirror. You are lovely,
193Gerty, it
35said.
D⸣
[feelings.]feelings. feelings though not too
192much because
34she knew how to cry nicely before the mirror. You are lovely,
193Gerty, it
35said.
feelings though not too
192much because
34she knew how to cry nicely before the mirror. You are lovely,
193Gerty, it
35said.
The paly light of evening falls upon a face infinitely sad and
194 wistful.
36 Gerty MacDowell yearns in vain. Yes, she had known from the very
195first
1 that ⸢1[it]it her daydream of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
Mrs Reggy Wylie T. C. D. T. C. D.
3(because the one who
197married the ⸢3[other]other elder elder 3⸣ [other]other elder elder brother would be Mrs
4Wylie) and in the fashionable
198intelligence Mrs Gertrude Wylie was wearing
5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey

5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
trimmed with
6expensive blue fox
her daydream of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
Mrs Reggy Wylie T. C. D. T. C. D.
3(because the one who
197married the ⸢3[other]other elder elder 3⸣ [other]other elder elder brother would be Mrs
4Wylie) and in the fashionable
198intelligence Mrs Gertrude Wylie was wearing
5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey

5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
trimmed with
6expensive blue fox
1⸣
[it]it her daydream of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
Mrs Reggy Wylie T. C. D. T. C. D.
3(because the one who
197married the ⸢3[other]other elder elder 3⸣ [other]other elder elder brother would be Mrs
4Wylie) and in the fashionable
198intelligence Mrs Gertrude Wylie was wearing
5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey

5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
trimmed with
6expensive blue fox
her daydream of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of one day becoming⧽of one day becoming of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
of a marriage has been
2 arranged and the
196 weddingbells ringing for
Mrs Reggy Wylie T. C. D. T. C. D.
3(because the one who
197married the ⸢3[other]other elder elder 3⸣ [other]other elder elder brother would be Mrs
4Wylie) and in the fashionable
198intelligence Mrs Gertrude Wylie was wearing
5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey

5an exquisite grey mantle⧽

5an exquisite grey mantle
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
a sumptuous confection of
199 grey
trimmed with
6expensive blue fox
was not to be. He was too young to
200 understand. He
7 would not believe in ⸢1[love.]love. love, a woman's birthright. love, a woman's birthright. 1⸣ [love.]love. love, a woman's birthright. love, a woman's birthright. The night
201 of the
8 party long ago in Stoer's (he was still in short trousers) when they
202 were
9 alone and he stole an arm round her waist she went white to the very
203 lips.
10 He called her little one in a strangely husky voice⸢Din a strangely husky voiceD⸣ and ⸢D[half kissed her]half kissed her
11snatched a half
204kiss

11snatched a half
204kiss
D⸣
[half kissed her]half kissed her
11snatched a half
204kiss

11snatched a half
204kiss
(the first!)(the first!) but it was only the end of her nose and
12 then he hastened
205 from the room with a remark about refreshments.
13 Impetuous fellow!
206 Strength of character had never been Reggy Wylie's
14 strong point and he
207 who would woo and win Gerty MacDowell must be a
15 man among men. But
208 waiting, always waiting to be asked and it was leap
16 year too and would
209 soon be over. No prince charming is her beau ideal to
17 lay a rare and
210 wondrous love at her feet but rather a manly man with a
18 strong quiet ⸢D[face,]face, face
211who had not found his ideal,
face
211who had not found his ideal,
D⸣
[face,]face, face
211who had not found his ideal,
face
211who had not found his ideal,
perhaps his hair
19 slightly flecked with grey, and
212 who would understand, take her in his
20 sheltering arms, strain her to him in
213 all the strength of his deep passionate
21 nature and comfort her with a long
214 long kiss. It would be like heaven.⸢DIt would be like heaven.D⸣
22 For such a one she yearns this balmy
215 summer eve. With all the heart of her
23 she longs to be his only, his affianced
216 bride for riches for poor, in sickness
24 in health, till death us two part, from
217 this to this day forward.


218
25And while Edy Boardman was with little Tommy behind the pushcar
219
26 she was just thinking would the day ever come when she could call herself
220
27 his little wife to be. Then they could talk about ⸢4[her,]her, her till they went blue
28in the
221face,
her till they went blue
28in the
221face,
4⸣
[her,]her, her till they went blue
28in the
221face,
her till they went blue
28in the
221face,
Bertha Supple too, and Edy, ⸢R[the]the little little R⸣ [the]the little little spitfire, because she
29 was⧽was would be would be was⧽was would be would be
222twentytwo in November. She would care for him with
30 creature comforts
223 too for Gerty was womanly wise and knew that a mere
31 man liked that
224 feeling of hominess. Her ⸢(B)[teacakes]teacakes griddlecakes griddlecakes (B)⸣ [teacakes]teacakes griddlecakes griddlecakes
32done to a goldenbrown hue
⸢D
32done to a goldenbrown hueD⸣
and
225 queen Ann's pudding of delightful
33creaminess
⸢Dof delightful
33creaminessD⸣
had won golden opinions
226 from all because she had a lucky
34 hand [(B)they said]they said also for lighting a fire, dredge in the
227 fine selfraising⸢5selfraising5⸣
35 flour and always stir in the same direction, then cream the
228 milk and sugar
36 and whisk well the white of eggs though she didn't like the
229eating part
1when there were any people that made her shy and often she
230wondered why
2you couldn't eat something poetical like violets or roses
⸢Dthough she didn't like the
229eating part
1when there were any people that made her shy and often she
230wondered why
2you couldn't eat something poetical like violets or roses D⸣
and
231 they would
3 have a ⸢1[nice]nice beautifully appointed beautifully appointed 1⸣ [nice]nice beautifully appointed beautifully appointed drawingroom with pictures and
232
4engravings
⸢Dand
232
4engravingsD⸣
and the photograph of grandpapa Giltrap's lovely dog
233
5Garryowen that almost talked it was so human
⸢3and the photograph of grandpapa Giltrap's lovely dog
233
5Garryowen that almost talked it was so human3⸣
and chintz covers for the
234
6 chairs and that silver toastrack in Clery's summer jumble⸢DjumbleD⸣ ⸢(B)[sale]sale sales sales (B)⸣ [sale]sale sales sales
7 like they
235 have in rich houses. He would be tall with broad shoulders⸢Dwith broad shouldersD⸣ (she
8 had always
236 admired tall men for a husbandfor a husband) with glistening white teeth
9 under his
237 carefully trimmed sweeping moustache and they would go on
10the continent
238for their honeymoon (three wonderful weeks!) and then,
11when they settled
239down in a nice snug and cosy little homely house,
⸢4 they would go on
10the continent
238for their honeymoon (three wonderful weeks!) and then,
11when they settled
239down in a nice snug and cosy little homely house, 4⸣
every
12 morning they
240 would both have ⸢D[brekky]brekky brekky, simple but perfectly
13served,
brekky, simple but perfectly
13served,
D⸣
[brekky]brekky brekky, simple but perfectly
13served,
brekky, simple but perfectly
13served,
for their own two
241 selves and before he went out to business he
14 would give ⸢1[her]her his dear little wifey his dear little wifey 1⸣ [her]her his dear little wifey his dear little wifey
242 a good hearty hug and gaze for a
15 moment deep down into her eyes.


243
16Edy Boardman asked Tommy Caffrey was he done and he said yes so
244
17 then she buttoned up his little knickerbockers for him and told him to run
245
18 off and play with Jacky and to be good now⸢5now5⸣ and not to fight. But Tommy
246
19 said he wanted the ball and Edy told him no that baby was playing with ⧼it⧽it
20 the
247 ball and if he took it there'd be wigs on the green but Tommy said it was
21 his
248 ball and he wanted his ball [5his ball]his ball ⸢(B) [5his ball]his ball (B)⸣ and he pranced on the ground,
22 if you please.
249 The temper of him! O, he was a man already was little
23 Tommy ⸢1[Caffrey.]Caffrey. Caffrey
250since he was out of pinnies.
Caffrey
250since he was out of pinnies.
1⸣
[Caffrey.]Caffrey. Caffrey
250since he was out of pinnies.
Caffrey
250since he was out of pinnies.
Edy told him no,
24 no and to be off now with him
251 and she told Cissy Caffrey not to give in to
25 him.


252
26You're not my sister, naughty Tommy said. It's my ball.


253
27But Cissy Caffrey told baby Boardman to look up, look up high at her
254
28 finger and she snatched the ball quickly and threw it along the sand and
255
29 Tommy after it in full career, having won the day.


256
30Anything for a quiet life, laughed Ciss.


257
31And she tickled ⸢C[baby Boardman's ]baby Boardman's ⸢3[baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's 3⸣ [baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's ⸢3[baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's 3⸣ [baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's C⸣ [baby Boardman's ]baby Boardman's ⸢3[baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's 3⸣ [baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's ⸢3[baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's 3⸣ [baby's]baby's tiny tot's tiny tot's two
32 cheeks to make him forget and played
258 here's the lord mayor, here's his two
33 horses, here's his gingerbread carriage
259 and here he walks in, chinchopper,
34 chinchopper, chinchopper chin. But
260 Edy got as cross as two sticks about ⸢5[his]his
35 him

35 him
5⸣
[his]his
35 him

35 him
getting his own way like that from
261 everyone alwaysalways petting
36 him.


262
1I'd like to give him something, she said, so I would, where I won't say.


263
2On the beeoteetom, laughed Cissy merrily.


264
3Gerty MacDowell bent down her head and crimsoned⸢1and crimsoned1⸣ at the idea of
265
4 Cissy saying ⸢1[a]a an unladylike an unladylike 1⸣ [a]a an unladylike an unladylike thing like that out loud⸢2loud2⸣ she'd be
5 ashamed of her
266 life to say, flushing a deep rosy red, and Edy Boardman
6 said she was sure
267 the gentleman opposite heard what she said. But not a pin
7 cared Ciss.


268
8Let him! she said with a pert toss of her head and a piquant tilt of her
269
9 nose. Give it to him too on the same place as⸢(B)as(B)⸣ quick as I'd look at him.


270
10Madcap ⸢D[Ciss.]Ciss. Ciss with her golliwog curls. Ciss with her golliwog curls. D⸣ [Ciss.]Ciss. Ciss with her golliwog curls. Ciss with her golliwog curls. You had to laugh at
11 her
271 sometimes. For instance when she asked you would you have some
12 more
272 Chinese tea and jaspberry ram and when she drew the jugs too and
13 the
273 men's faces on her nails with red ink⸢Don her nails with red inkD⸣ make you split your sides or
14 when she
274wanted to go where you know
⸢4she
274wanted to go where you know4⸣
she said she wanted to run and
15 pay a visit to
275 the Miss White
or
14 when she
274wanted to go where you know
⸢4she
274wanted to go where you know4⸣
she said she wanted to run and
15 pay a visit to
275 the Miss White
. That was just like Cissycums. O, and will
16 you ever forget
276 her⸢R herR⸣ the day⧽day evening evening day⧽day evening evening she dressed up in her father's suit
17 and hat and the burned
277cork moustache
⸢Dand the burned
277cork moustacheD⸣
and walked down ⸢(B)[ ]
18Tritonville road,

18Tritonville road,
(B)⸣
[ ]
18Tritonville road,

18Tritonville road,
smoking a cigarette.
278 There was none to come up to her
19for fun.
⸢1 There was none to come up to her
19for fun.1⸣
But she was sincerity itself, one
279 of the bravest and truest hearts
20 heaven ever made, [(B)a sterling good friend,]a sterling good friend, not one of your twofaced
280
21things, too sweet to be wholesome.


281
22And then there came out upon the air the sound of voices and the
282
23 pealing anthem of the organ. It was the men's temperance ⸢(B)[novena]novena
24retreat

24retreat
(B)⸣
[novena]novena
24retreat

24retreat
conducted
283 by the missioner, the reverend [(B)father]father John Hughes
25S. J., rosary, sermon and
284 benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
26 They were there gathered
285 together without distinction of social class (and ⸢(B)[most edifying was it]most edifying was it
27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was

27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was
(B)⸣
[most edifying was it]most edifying was it
27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was

27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was
to see)
(and ⸢(B)[most edifying was it]most edifying was it
27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was

27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was
(B)⸣
[most edifying was it]most edifying was it
27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was

27 a most edifying spectacle it
286was
to see)
in that
28 simple fane beside the waves, after the storms of this
287 weary world, kneeling ⸢(B)[humbly at]humbly at
29 before

29 before
(B)⸣
[humbly at]humbly at
29 before

29 before
the feet of the immaculate, reciting the litany
288of
30Our Lady of Loreto,
⸢1reciting the litany
288of
30Our Lady of Loreto,1⸣
beseeching her to intercede for them, the old
289
31familiar words,
⸢1the old
289
31familiar words,1⸣
holy Mary, holy virgin of virgins. How sad to poor
32 Gerty's
290 ears! Had her father only avoided the clutches of the demon ⸢D[drink]drink
33 drink, by
291taking the ⧼pledges⧽pledges pledge or those powders the drink
34habit cured in Pearson's
292Weekly,

33 drink, by
291taking the ⧼pledges⧽pledges pledge or those powders the drink
34habit cured in Pearson's
292Weekly,
D⸣
[drink]drink
33 drink, by
291taking the ⧼pledges⧽pledges pledge or those powders the drink
34habit cured in Pearson's
292Weekly,

33 drink, by
291taking the ⧼pledges⧽pledges pledge or those powders the drink
34habit cured in Pearson's
292Weekly,
she might now be rolling in her
35 carriage, second to none. Over and
293 over had she told herself that as she
1 mused by the ⸢(B)[fireside]fireside dying embers dying embers (B)⸣ [fireside]fireside dying embers dying embers in a brown
294 ⸢(B)[study, her eyes on
2the dying embers,]
study, her eyes on
2the dying embers,
study study (B)⸣
[study, her eyes on
2the dying embers,]
study, her eyes on
2the dying embers,
study study
without the lamp because she hated two lights⸢2without the lamp because she hated two lights2⸣
3 or oftentimes⸢DoftentimesD⸣ gazing
295 out of the window dreamily⸢DdreamilyD⸣ by the hour at the
4 rain falling on the rusty
296 ⸢D[bucket.]bucket. bucket, thinking. bucket, thinking. D⸣ [bucket.]bucket. bucket, thinking. bucket, thinking. But that vile
5 decoction which has ruined so many hearths
297 and homes had cast its shadow
6 over her ⸢(B)[girlhood]girlhood childhood childhood (B)⸣ [girlhood]girlhood childhood childhood days. Nay, she had even
298 witnessed in the
7 home circle deeds of violence caused by intemperance and
299 had seen her own
8 father, a prey to the fumes of intoxication, forget himself
300 completely for if
9 there was one thing of all things that Gerty knew it was
301that the man who
10 lifts his hand to a woman save in the way of kindness,
302deserves to be
11 branded as the lowest of the low.


303
12And still the voices sang in supplication to the Virgin most powerful,
304
13Virgin most merciful. And Gerty, rapt in thought, scarce saw or heard
14 her
305 companions or the twins at their boyish gambols or the gentleman off
306
15 Sandymount green that Cissy Caffrey⸢(B)Caffrey(B)⸣ called the man that is⧽is was was is⧽is was was
16 so like
307 himself passing along the strand taking a short walk. You never saw
17 him
308any way screwed but still and for all that she would not like him for
18a father
309 because he was too old or something or on account of his face (it
19 was aa
310 palpable case of Doctor Fell) or his carbuncly nose with the
20 pimples on ⸢2[it.]it. it
311and his sandy moustache a bithis sandy moustache a bit white under his nose.
it
311and his sandy moustache a bithis sandy moustache a bit white under his nose.
2⸣
[it.]it. it
311and his sandy moustache a bithis sandy moustache a bit white under his nose.
it
311and his sandy moustache a bithis sandy moustache a bit white under his nose.

21 Poor father! With all
312 his faults she loved him still when he sang Tell me,
22 Mary, how to woo thee

313 or My love and cottage near Rochelle ⸢1or My love and cottage near Rochelle 1⸣ and they
23 had stewed cockles and
314 lettuce with Lazenby's⸢5Lazenby's5⸣ salad dressing for supper
24 and when he sang [(B)the duet]the duet The
315 moon hath raised
with Mr Dignam that
25 died suddenly and was buriedand was buried, God
316 have mercy on him, and⧽and and⧽and from a
26 stroke. Her mother's birthday that was and
317 Charley was home on his
27 holidays and Tom and Mr Dignam and Mrs and
318 Patsy and Freddy Dignam
28 and they were to have had a group taken.
319 No‐one would have thought the
29 end was so near. Now he was laid to rest.
320 And herher mother said to him to
30 let that be a warning to him for the rest of his
321 days and he couldn't even go
31 to the funeral on account of the gout and she
322 had to go into ⧼the t⧽the t town to
32 bring him the letters and samples from his office
323 about Catesby's cork lino, ⸢D[artistic]artistic
33 artistic, standard

33 artistic, standard
D⸣
[artistic]artistic
33 artistic, standard

33 artistic, standard
designs, fit for a palace, gives
324 tiptop wear and
34 always bright and cheery in the home.


325
35A sterling good daughter was Gerty just like a second mother in the
326
36 house, a ministering angel too⧽too ⸢D[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
D⸣
[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.

327 And
⸢D[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
D⸣
[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.

327 And
too⧽too ⸢D[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
D⸣
[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.

327 And
⸢D[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
D⸣
[too.]too. too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.
too with a little heart worth its
1weight in gold.

327 And
when her mother had those ⸢(B)[awful]awful raging⸢DragingD⸣
2splitting
raging⸢DragingD⸣
2splitting
(B)⸣
[awful]awful raging⸢DragingD⸣
2splitting
raging⸢DragingD⸣
2splitting
headaches who was it
328rubbed ⧼on⧽on the menthol cone on her
3 forehead but Gerty though she didn't like
329 her mother's taking pinches of
4snuff and that was the only single thing they
330 ever had words about, taking
5 snuff. Everyone thought the world of ⸢2[her.]her. her for
331her gentle ways.
her for
331her gentle ways.
2⸣
[her.]her. her for
331her gentle ways.
her for
331her gentle ways.
⸢DEveryone thought the world of ⸢2[her.]her. her for
331her gentle ways.
her for
331her gentle ways.
2⸣
[her.]her. her for
331her gentle ways.
her for
331her gentle ways.
D⸣
It
6 was Gerty who turned off the gas [(B)every night]every night at the main every night⸢(B)every night(B)⸣
332
7 and it was Gerty who tacked up on the wall of that place where she never
333
8forgot every fortnight the chlorate of lime
⸢Dwhere she never
333
8forgot every fortnight the chlorate of limeD⸣
Mr Tunney the grocer's
334
9 christmas almanac, the picture of halcyon days where a youngyoung
10 gentleman in
335 the ⸢(B)[dress]dress costume costume (B)⸣ [dress]dress costume costume they used to wear then with a
11 threecornered hat ⸢V{offered}offered was offering was offering V⸣ {offered}offered was offering was offering a
336 bunch of flowers to his
12ladylove with oldtime chivalry through ⸢(B)[the]the her her (B)⸣ [the]the her her lattice
337 window. You
13could see there was a story behind it.
⸢DYou
13could see there was a story behind it.D⸣
The colours were done
338 something⸢(B) something(B)⸣
14 lovely. She was in a soft clinging white in a studied attitude⸢1in a studied attitude1⸣ and
339 the
15 gentleman was⸢(B)was(B)⸣ in chocolate and he looked a thorough aristocrat. She
340
16 often looked at them dreamily when she went there for a certain purpose
341
17 and felt her own arms that were white and soft just like hers with the
18sleeves
342back and
⸢5felt her own arms that were white and soft just like hers with the
18sleeves
342back and5⸣
thought about those times because she had found out in
19 Walker's
343 pronouncing dictionary that belonged to grandpapa Giltrap
20 about the
344 halcyon days what they meant.


345
21The twins were now playing in the most approved brotherly fashion
346
22 till at last Master Jacky who was really as bold as brass there was no
23 getting
347 behind that deliberately kicked the ball as hard as ever he could
24 down
348 towards the seaweedy rocks. Needless to say poor Tommy was not
25 slow to
349 voice his dismay but luckily the gentleman in black who was sitting
26 there by
350 himself came gallantly⸢5gallantly5⸣ to the rescue and intercepted the ball. Our
27 two
351 champions claimed their plaything with lusty cries and to avoid trouble
352
28 Cissy Caffrey called to the gentleman to throw it to her please. The
353
29 gentleman aimed the ball once or twice and then threw it ⸢(B)[along]along up up (B)⸣ [along]along up up the
30strand
354towards Cissy Caffrey but it rolled down the slope and stopped
31right under
355 Gerty's skirt near the little pool ⸢(B)[beside]beside by by (B)⸣ [beside]beside by by the rock. The
32 twins clamoured again for
356 it and ⧼Gerty⧽Gerty Cissy told her to kick it away and
33 let them fight for it so Gerty drew
357 back her foot but she wished their
34 stupid ball hadn't come rolling down to
358 her and she gave a kick but she
35 missed and Edy and Cissy laughed.


359
1—If you fail try again, Edy Boardman said.

359
1—If you fail try again, Edy Boardman said.


360
2Gerty smiled ⸢2[assent. ]assent. assent and bit her lip. assent and bit her lip. 2⸣ [assent. ]assent. assent and bit her lip. assent and bit her lip.

360
2Gerty smiled ⸢2[assent. ]assent. assent and bit her lip. assent and bit her lip. 2⸣ [assent. ]assent. assent and bit her lip. assent and bit her lip.
A delicate pink crept
3 into Gerty's⧽Gerty's her her Gerty's⧽Gerty's her her
361 pretty ⸢(B)[cheeks]cheeks cheek cheek (B)⸣ [cheeks]cheeks cheek cheek but she was determined to let
4 them see so she just lifted her
362 skirt a little but just enough⸢(B)but just enough(B)⸣ and took
5 good aim and gave the ball a jolly
363 good kick and it went ever so far and the
6 two twins after it down towards
364 the shingle. Pure jealousy of course it was
7 nothing else to draw attentionto draw attention on
365 account of the gentleman opposite
8 looking. She felt the warm flush, a
366 danger signal always with Gerty
9 MacDowell, surging and flaming into her
367 cheeks. Till then they had only
10 exchanged glances of the most casual but
368 now under the brim of her new
11 hat she ventured a look at him and the face
369 that met her gaze there in the
12 twilight , wan and strangely drawn,, wan and strangely drawn, seemed to
370 her the saddest she had ever
13 seen.


371
14Through the open window of the church the fragrant incense was
372
15 wafted and with it the fragrant names of her who was conceived without
373
16 stain of original sin, spiritual vessel, pray for us, honourable vessel, pray
17 for
374 us, vessel of singular devotion, pray for us, mystical rose. And careworn
375
18 hearts were there and toilers for their daily bread and many who had erred
376
19 and wandered, their eyes wet with contrition but for all that bright with
377
20 hope for the reverend father Father⸢BFatherB⸣ Hughes had told them what the great
378
21 saint Bernard [(B)had]had said in his famous prayer of Mary, the most pious
22Virgin's
379 intercessory power that it was not recorded in any age that those
23 who
380 implored her powerful protection were ever abandoned by her.


381
24The twins were now playing again right merrily for the troubles of
382
25 childhood are but as ⸢5[passing]passing fleeting fleeting 5⸣ [passing]passing fleeting fleeting summer ⸢(B)[clouds.]clouds. showers. showers. (B)⸣ [clouds.]clouds. showers. showers.
26 Cissy Caffrey played with
383 baby Boardman till he crowed with glee,
27 clapping baby hands in ⸢(B)[air, crying peep]air, crying peep air. Peep
384she cried
air. Peep
384she cried
(B)⸣
[air, crying peep]air, crying peep air. Peep
384she cried
air. Peep
384she cried
behind
28 the hood of the pushcar and Edy asked where was Cissy
385 gone and then
29 Cissy popped up her head and ⸢(B)[said]said cried cried (B)⸣ [said]said cried cried ah! ⸢(B)[said]said cried cried (B)⸣ [said]said cried cried ah! ⸢(B)[(O,  my!](O,  my! and, my
30word,
and, my
30word,
(B)⸣
[(O,  my!](O,  my! and, my
30word,
and, my
30word,

386 didn't the little chap enjoy ⸢(B)[that.)]that.) that! that! (B)⸣ [that.)]that.) that! that! And then she ⸢(B)[bade
31him]
bade
31him
told him to told him to (B)⸣
[bade
31him]
bade
31him
told him to told him to
say papa.


387
32Say papa, baby. Say pa pa pa pa pa pa pa.


388
33And baby did his level best to say it ⸢(B)[because]because for for (B)⸣ [because]because for for he was very
34 intelligent for
389eleven months everyone said and big for his age and the
35picture of ⸢2[health]health health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
2⸣
[health]health health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
⸢Dand big for his age and the
35picture of ⸢2[health]health health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
2⸣
[health]health health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
health, a
390perfect little bunch of love,
D⸣
and he would
36 certainly turn out to be something
391great, they said.


392
1 ⸢(B)[Ja, ja, ja, ja.]Ja, ja, ja, ja.Haja ja ja haja.Haja ja ja haja. (B)⸣ [Ja, ja, ja, ja.]Ja, ja, ja, ja.Haja ja ja haja.Haja ja ja haja.


393
2Cissy wiped his little mouth with the dribbling bib and wanted him to
394
3 sit up properly and say pa pa pa but when she undid the strap she cried
4 out,
395 holy saint Denis, that he was possing wet and to double the half blanket
5 the
396 other way under him. Of course his infant majesty was most
6 obstreperous
397 at such toilet formalities and ⸢(B)he let everyone know it:


398
7Habaa baaaahabaaa baaaa.


399
8 And two great big lovely big tears coursing down his cheeks.⸢DAnd two great big lovely big tears coursing down his cheeks.D⸣
9 It it⧽it was
400 all no use soothering him with no, nono, baby, no and⸢(B)soothering him with no, nono, baby, no and(B)⸣
10 telling him about the
401 geegee and where was the puffpuff but Ciss, always
11readywitted, gave him
402 in his mouth the teat of the suckingbottle and the
12 young heathen was
403 quickly appeased.


404
13Gerty wished to goodness they would take their squalling⸢(B)squalling(B)⸣ baby
14 home
405 out of ⸢D[that,]that, that and not get on her nerves, that and not get on her nerves, D⸣ [that,]that, that and not get on her nerves, that and not get on her nerves, no hour to be out,
15 and the little brats
406 of twins. She gazed out towards the distant sea. It was
16 like ⸢D[a picture: ]a picture: ⧼a paintin⧽a paintin the paintings
407that man used to do on the
17pavement with all the coloured chalks
⧼a paintin⧽a paintin the paintings
407that man used to do on the
17pavement with all the coloured chalks
D⸣
[a picture: ]a picture: ⧼a paintin⧽a paintin the paintings
407that man used to do on the
17pavement with all the coloured chalks
⧼a paintin⧽a paintin the paintings
407that man used to do on the
17pavement with all the coloured chalks
and such
408a pity too leaving them
18there to be all blotted out,
⸢4and such
408a pity too leaving them
18there to be all blotted out,4⸣
the evening and the clouds
409 coming out and the
19 Bailey light on Howth and to hear the music like that
410 and the perfume ⸢(B)[they used]they used
20 of those incense they burned

20 of those incense they burned
(B)⸣
[they used]they used
20 of those incense they burned

20 of those incense they burned
in the ⸢3[church.]church. church like a
21kind of
411waft.
church like a
21kind of
411waft.
3⸣
[church.]church. church like a
21kind of
411waft.
church like a
21kind of
411waft.
And while she gazed her heart went pitapat. Yes, it was her
22 he was
412 looking at, and there was meaning in his look. His eyes burned into
23 her as
413 though they would search her through and through, read her very
24 soul.
414 Wonderful eyes they were, superbly expressive, but could you trust
25 them?
415 People were so queer.⸢2 People were so queer.2⸣ She could see at once by his dark eyes and
26his pale
416intellectual face
⸢Dand
26his pale
416intellectual faceD⸣
that he was a ⸢D[foreigner]foreigner foreigner, like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
the photo she had of
417Martin Harvey, the matinée idol, only for
28the moustache which she
418preferred
foreigner, like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
the photo she had of
417Martin Harvey, the matinée idol, only for
28the moustache which she
418preferred
D⸣
[foreigner]foreigner foreigner, like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
the photo she had of
417Martin Harvey, the matinée idol, only for
28the moustache which she
418preferred
foreigner, like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
like⧽like the
27 image of
the
27 image of
the photo she had of
417Martin Harvey, the matinée idol, only for
28the moustache which she
418preferred
because she wasn't stagestruck like ⸢4[Winnie]Winnie
29 Winny

29 Winny
4⸣
[Winnie]Winnie
29 Winny

29 Winny
Rippingham that
419wanted they two to alwaysalways dress the
30same on account of a play
⸢1because she wasn't stagestruck like ⸢4[Winnie]Winnie
29 Winny

29 Winny
4⸣
[Winnie]Winnie
29 Winny

29 Winny
Rippingham that
419wanted they two to alwaysalways dress the
30same on account of a play1⸣
but she
420 could not see whether he had an
31 aquiline nose or a slightly retroussé ⸢2or a slightly retroussé 2⸣ from
421 where he was sitting. He was in
32 deep mourning, she could see that, and the
422 story of a haunting sorrow was
33 written on his face. She would have given
423 worlds to know what it was. He
34 was looking up so ⸢(B)[intensely,]intensely, intently, intently, (B)⸣ [intensely,]intensely, intently, intently, so still, and he
424 saw her kick the
35 ball and perhaps he could see the bright steel buckles of
425her shoes if she
36 swung them like that ⸢D[thoughtfully.]thoughtfully. thoughtfully with the toes down. thoughtfully with the toes down. D⸣ [thoughtfully.]thoughtfully. thoughtfully with the toes down. thoughtfully with the toes down.
1 She
426 was glad that something told her to put on the transparent stockings
427
2 thinking Reggy Wylie might be out but that was far away. Here was that of
428
3 which she had so often dreamed. It was he who mattered and there was
4joy
429on her face because she wanted him because she felt instinctively that he
430
5was like no‐one else.
⸢DIt was he who mattered and there was
4joy
429on her face because she wanted him because she felt instinctively that he
430
5was like no‐one else.D⸣
The very⸢3very3⸣ heart of the girlwoman went out to ⸢D[him.]him.
6 him, her
431 ⸢4[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
4⸣
[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.

6 him, her
431 ⸢4[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
4⸣
[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
D⸣
[him.]him.
6 him, her
431 ⸢4[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
4⸣
[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.

6 him, her
431 ⸢4[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
4⸣
[dreamhusband.]dreamhusband. dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
dreamhusband, because she knew on
7the instant it was him.
If he had
432 suffered, more sinned against than
8 sinning, or even, even, if he had been
433 himself a sinner, a wicked man, she
9 cared not. Even if he was a protestant
434or methodist she could convert him ⸢3[easily.]easily.
10 easily if he truly loved her.

10 easily if he truly loved her.
3⸣
[easily.]easily.
10 easily if he truly loved her.

10 easily if he truly loved her.
⸢DEven if he was a protestant
434or methodist she could convert him ⸢3[easily.]easily.
10 easily if he truly loved her.

10 easily if he truly loved her.
3⸣
[easily.]easily.
10 easily if he truly loved her.

10 easily if he truly loved her.
D⸣
There were
435 wounds that wanted
11 healing⧼,⧽, with heartbalm. with heartbalm. She was a womanly woman
436not like other
12flighty girls unfeminine unfeminine he had known unfeminine unfeminine he had known, those cyclists showing
437off
13what they hadn't got
⸢D with heartbalm. with heartbalm. She was a womanly woman
436not like other
12flighty girls unfeminine unfeminine he had known unfeminine unfeminine he had known, those cyclists showing
437off
13what they hadn't gotD⸣
and she just yearned to know all, to forgive all if
438 she
14 could make him fall in love with her, make him forget the memory of
439 the
15 past. Then mayhap he would embrace her gently, like a real man,⸢Dlike a real man,D⸣
440
16 crushing her soft body to ⸢V{his}his him, him, V⸣ {his}his him, him, and love ⸢1[her]her her, his ownest
17girlie,
her, his ownest
17girlie,
1⸣
[her]her her, his ownest
17girlie,
her, his ownest
17girlie,
for herself
441 alone.


442
18Refuge of sinners. Comfortress of the afflicted. Ora pro nobis. Well
443
19 has it been said that whosoever prays to her with faith and constancy can
444
20 never be lost or cast away: and fitly is she too a haven of refuge for the
445
21 afflicted because of the seven dolours which transpierced her own heart.
446
22 Gerty could picture the whole scene in the church, the stained glass
447
23 windows lighted up, the candles, the flowers and the blue banners of the
448
24 blessed Virgin's sodality and Father Conroy was helping Canon
25 O'Hanlon
449 at the altar, carrying things in and out with his eyes cast down.
26 He looked
450 almost a saint and his confessionbox was so quiet and clean and
27 dark and
451 his hands were just like white ⸢D[wax.]wax. wax and if ever she became
28a Dominican nun
452in their white habit perhaps he might come to the convent
29for the novena of
453Saint Dominic.
wax and if ever she became
28a Dominican nun
452in their white habit perhaps he might come to the convent
29for the novena of
453Saint Dominic.
D⸣
[wax.]wax. wax and if ever she became
28a Dominican nun
452in their white habit perhaps he might come to the convent
29for the novena of
453Saint Dominic.
wax and if ever she became
28a Dominican nun
452in their white habit perhaps he might come to the convent
29for the novena of
453Saint Dominic.
He told her that time when she told him
30 about that ⸢(B)[at]at in in (B)⸣ [at]at in in
454confession, crimsoning up to the roots of her hair
31 for fear he could see, {Vthat she was}that she was not
455 to be troubled because that was
32 only the voice of nature and we were all
456 subject to nature's laws, he said, in
33 this life and that that was no sin because
457 that came from the nature of
34 woman instituted by God, he said, and that
458Our Blessed Lady herself said
35 to the archangel Gabriel be it done unto me
459 according to Thy Word. He
36 was so kind and holy and often and often she
460 thought and thought⸢Dand thoughtD⸣ could
1 she work ⸢D[an embroidered teacosy]an embroidered teacosy a ruched⸢2ruched2⸣ teacosy with embroidered
461
2floral design
a ruched⸢2ruched2⸣ teacosy with embroidered
461
2floral design
D⸣
[an embroidered teacosy]an embroidered teacosy a ruched⸢2ruched2⸣ teacosy with embroidered
461
2floral design
a ruched⸢2ruched2⸣ teacosy with embroidered
461
2floral design
for him as a present or a clock but they had a clock she
3 noticed
462 on the mantelpiece white and gold with a ⸢D[canary]canary canarybird canarybird D⸣ [canary]canary canarybird canarybird
4 that came out of a
463 little house to tell the time the day she went there about
5 the flowers for the
464 forty hours' adoration because it was hard to know what
6 sort of a present
465 to give or perhaps an album of illuminated views of Dublin
7 or some place.


466
8The exasperating⸢3exasperating3⸣ little brats of twins began to quarrel again and
467
9 Jacky threw the ball out towards the sea and they both ran after it. ⸢(B)[Common as ditchwater the little monkeys.]Common as ditchwater the little monkeys.
10 Little
468monkeys common as
11ditchwater.

10 Little
468monkeys common as
11ditchwater.
(B)⸣
[Common as ditchwater the little monkeys.]Common as ditchwater the little monkeys.
10 Little
468monkeys common as
11ditchwater.

10 Little
468monkeys common as
11ditchwater.
Someone ought to take them and give
469 them a good hiding for
12 themselves to keep them in their places, the both of
470 them. And Cissy and
13 Edy shouted after them to come back because they
471 were afraid the tide
14 might come in on them and be drowned.


472
15Jacky! Tommy!


473
16Not they! What a great notion they had! So Cissy said it was the very
474
17 last time she'd ever bring them out. She jumped up and called ⸢5[and then ]and then
18them and

18them and
5⸣
[and then ]and then
18them and

18them and
she
475 ran down the slope past him, tossing ⸢(B)[behind her her hair]behind her her hair
19her hair behind her

19her hair behind her
(B)⸣
[behind her her hair]behind her her hair
19her hair behind her

19her hair behind her
which had a good
476 enough colour if there had been
20 more of it but with all the thingamerry she
477 was always rubbing into it she
21 couldn't get it to grow long because it wasn't
478 natural
because it wasn't
478 natural
so she could just go
22 and throw her hat at it. She ran with long
479 gandery strides it was a wonder
23 she didn't rip up her skirt at the side that
480 was too tight on her because there
24 was a lot of the tomboy about Cissy
481 Caffrey and she was a forward piece⸢Dand she was a forward pieceD⸣
25 whenever she thought she had a fine⧽fine good good fine⧽fine good good
482 opportunity to show off and
26 just because she was a good runner she ran like
483 that so that he could see all
27 the end of her petticoat running and her skinny
484 shanks up as far as
28 possible. It would have served her just right if she had
485 tripped upup over
29 something accidentally on purpose⸢Daccidentally on purposeD⸣ with her high crooked⸢DcrookedD⸣
486 French
30 heels on her to make her look tall and got a fine tumble. Tableau! ⸢D Tableau! D⸣
487 That
31 would have been a very charming exposé for a gentleman like that to
488
32 witness.


489
33Queen of angels, queen of patriarchs, queen of prophets, of all saints,
490
34 they prayed, queen of the most holy rosary and then Father Conroy handed
491
35 the thurible to Canon O'Hanlon and he put in the incense and censed the
492
36Blessed Sacrament and Cissy Caffrey caught the two twins and she was
493
1 itching to give them a ringing⸢3ringing3⸣ good clip on the ear but she didn't because
494
2 she thought he might be watching but she never made a bigger mistake in
3all
495her life because Gerty could see without looking that he never took his
4 eyes
496 off of her and then Canon O'Hanlon handed the thurible back to
5 Father
497 Conroy and knelt down looking up at the Blessed Sacrament and
6 the choir
498 began to sing the Tantum ergo and she just swung her foot in and
7 out in
499 time as the music rose and fell⸢Das the music rose and fellD⸣ to the tantumer gosa cramen tum.
8 Three and
500 eleven she paid for those stockings in Sparrow's of George's
9 street on the
501 Tuesday, no the Monday before Easter and there wasn't a
10 brack on them
502 and that was what he was looking at, transparent, and not at ⸢1[her's ]her's
11 her
503insignificant ones

11 her
503insignificant ones
1⸣
[her's ]her's
11 her
503insignificant ones

11 her
503insignificant ones
that had neither shape nor form (the
12cheek of her!)
⸢2(the
12cheek of her!)2⸣

504 because he had eyes in his head to see the difference for
13 himself.


505
14Cissy came up along the strand with the two twins and their ball with
506
15 her hat anyhow on her ⸢5[on]on to to 5⸣ [on]on to to one side after her run and she did look a
16 streel
507 tugging the two kids along with the flimsy⸢DflimsyD⸣ blouse she bought only
17 a
508 fortnight before like a rag on her ⸢D[back.]back. back and a bit of her petticoat ⸢1[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
1⸣
[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
back and a bit of her petticoat ⸢1[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
1⸣
[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
D⸣
[back.]back. back and a bit of her petticoat ⸢1[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
1⸣
[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
back and a bit of her petticoat ⸢1[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
1⸣
[hanging.]hanging.
18 hanging
509like a caricature.

18 hanging
509like a caricature.
Gerty just took off her hat for a
19 moment to settle her hair
510 and a prettier, a daintier head of nutbrown
20 tresses was never seen on a
511 girl's shoulders – a radiant little vision, in
21 sooth, almost maddening in its
512 sweetness. You would have to travel many a
22 long mile before you found a
513 head of hair the like of that. She could almost
23 see the swift answering flash
514of admiration in his eyes that set her tingling
24 in every nerve. She put on her
515 hat so that she could see from underneath the
25 brim and swung her buckled
516 shoe faster for her breath caught as she ⸢(B)[read]read
26 caught

26 caught
(B)⸣
[read]read
26 caught

26 caught
the expression ⸢(B)[of]of in in (B)⸣ [of]of in in his eyes.
517 He was eying her as
27 a snake eyes its prey. Her woman's instinct told her
518 that she had raised the
28 devil in him and at the thought a burning scarlet
519 swept from throat to
29 brow till the lovely colour of her face became a
520 glorious rose.


521
30Edy Boardman was noticing it too because she was squinting at
522
31 Gerty, half smiling, with her specs like an old maid, pretending to ⸢(B)[hush]hush
32nurse

32nurse
(B)⸣
[hush]hush
32nurse

32nurse
the
523 baby. Irritable little gnat she was and always would be and that
33 was why
524 no‐one could get on with her poking her nose into what was no
34 concern of
525 hers. And she said to Gerty:


526
1A penny for your thoughts.


527
2What? ⸢D[laughed Gerty.]laughed Gerty. replied Gerty with a smile reinforced by the
3whitest of teeth.
replied Gerty with a smile reinforced by the
3whitest of teeth.
D⸣
[laughed Gerty.]laughed Gerty. replied Gerty with a smile reinforced by the
3whitest of teeth.
replied Gerty with a smile reinforced by the
3whitest of teeth.
I was
528 only wondering was it late.


529
4Because she wished to goodness⸢(B)to goodness(B)⸣ they'd take the snottynosed twins
5 and
530 ⸢(B)[the]the their their (B)⸣ [the]the their their babby home to the mischief out of that so that was why
6 she just gave a
531 gentle hint about ⸢C[it ]it its its C⸣ [it ]it its its being late. And when Cissy came
7 up Edy asked her the
532 time and Miss Cissy, as glib as you like, said it was
8 half past kissing time,
533 time to kiss again. But Edy wanted to know because
9 they were told to be in
534 early.


535
10Wait, said Cissy, I'll run⸢(C)run(C)⸣ ask my⸢(B)my(B)⸣ uncle Peter over there what's
11 the time by
536 his conundrum.


537
12So over she went and when he saw her coming she could see him take
538
13 his hand out of his pocket, getting nervous, and beginning to play with his
539
14 watchchain, looking up at the church. Passionate nature though he was
540
15 Gerty could see that he had enormous control over himself. One moment he
541
16 had been there, fascinated by a loveliness that made him gaze, [(B)the
17passion seething in his veins, ]
the
17passion seething in his veins,
and the next
542 moment it was the quiet
18 gravefaced gentleman, selfcontrol expressed in
543 every line of his
19distinguishedlooking figure.


544
20Cissy said to excuse her would he mind please telling her what was
545
21 the right time and Gerty could see him taking out his ⸢(B)[watch and
22listening and looking up and

22listening and looking up and
looking at it:]
watch and
22listening and looking up and

22listening and looking up and
looking at it:
watch, listening to it
546and
23looking up
watch, listening to it
546and
23looking up
(B)⸣
[watch and
22listening and looking up and

22listening and looking up and
looking at it:]
watch and
22listening and looking up and

22listening and looking up and
looking at it:
watch, listening to it
546and
23looking up
watch, listening to it
546and
23looking up
and clearing his throat⸢Dand clearing his throatD⸣ and he said he was very sorry his
547
24 watch was stopped but he thought it must be after eight because the sun was
548
25 set. His voice had a cultured ring in it and though he spoke in measured
549
26accents
⸢Dthough he spoke in measured
549
26accentsD⸣
there was a suspicion of a quiver in the mellow tones. Cissy said
550
27 thanks and came back with her tongue out and said uncle said⸢Duncle saidD⸣ his
551
28 waterworks were out of order.


552
29Then they sang the second verse of the Tantum ergo and Canon
553
30 O'Hanlon got up again and censed the Blessed Sacrament and knelt down
554
31 and he told Father Conroy that one of the candles was just going to set fire
555
32 to the flowers and Father Conroy got up and settled it all right and she
556
33 could see the gentleman winding his watch and listening to the works and
557
34 she swung her leg more in and out in time. It was getting darker but he
558
35 could see and he was looking all the time that he was winding the watch or
559
36 whatever he was doing to it and then he put it ⸢(B)[back.]back. back and put his
1hands back
560into his pockets.
back and put his
1hands back
560into his pockets.
(B)⸣
[back.]back. back and put his
1hands back
560into his pockets.
back and put his
1hands back
560into his pockets.
She felt a kind of a sensation rushing all over
2 her and she
561 knew by the feel of her scalp and that irritation against her
3 stays that that
562 thing ⸢(B)[was]was must be must be (B)⸣ [was]was must be must be coming on because the last time ⸢(B)[was also]was also
4 too was

4 too was
(B)⸣
[was also]was also
4 too was

4 too was
when she clipped her
563 hair on account of the moon.
5 His dark eyes fixed themselves on her again,
564 drinking in her every contour,
6 literally worshipping at her shrine. If ever
565 there was undisguised admiration
7 in a man's passionate gaze it was there
566 plain to be seen on that man's face.
8 It is for you, Gertrude MacDowell, and
567 you know it.


568
9Edy began to get ready to go and it was high time for her⸢Dand it was high time for herD⸣ and ⸢D[she]she
10 Gerty

10 Gerty
D⸣
[she]she
10 Gerty

10 Gerty

569 noticed that that little hint she gave had had the desired
11 effect because it was
570 a long way along the strand to where there was the
12 place to push up the
571 pushcar and Cissy took off the twins' caps and ⸢(B)[combed]combed
13 tidied

13 tidied
(B)⸣
[combed]combed
13 tidied

13 tidied
their hair to make
572 herself attractive of course and
14 Canon O'Hanlon stood up with his cope
573 poking up at his neck and Father
15 Conroy handed him the card to read off
574 and he read out Panem de coelo
16 praestitisti eis
and Edy and Cissy were
575 talking about the time all the time
17 and asking her but Gerty could pay them
576 back in their own coin and she
18 just answered with scathing politeness when
577 Edy asked her was she
19 heartbroken about her best boy throwing her over.
578 Gerty winced sharply. A
20 brief cold blaze shone from her eyes that spoke
579 volumes⸢D volumesD⸣ of scorn
21 immeasurable. It hurt – O yes, it cut deep because Edy
580 had her own quiet
22 way of saying ⸢(B)[things that]things that things like that things like that (B)⸣ [things that]things that things like that things like that she knew would hurt⧽hurt
23wound

23wound
hurt⧽hurt
23wound

23wound

581 like the confounded little cat she was. Gerty's lips parted swiftly
24to frame
582the word
⸢D
24to frame
582the wordD⸣
but she fought back the sob that rose to her throat, so
25 slim, so
583flawless, so beautifully ⸢(B)[modelled]modelled moulded moulded (B)⸣ [modelled]modelled moulded moulded it seemed one an
26 artist might have dreamed
584 of. She had loved him better than he knew.
27 Lighthearted deceiver and fickle
585 like all his sex he would never understand
28 what he had meant to her and for
586 an instant there was in the blue eyes a
29 quick stinging of tears. Their eyes
587 were probing her mercilessly but with a
30 brave effort she sparkled back in
588 sympathy as she glanced at her new
31 conquest for them to see.


589
32O, ⸢D[she laughed, ]she laughed, responded Gerty, ⧼laughing,⧽laughing, quick as lightning,
33laughing,
responded Gerty, ⧼laughing,⧽laughing, quick as lightning,
33laughing,
D⸣
[she laughed, ]she laughed, responded Gerty, ⧼laughing,⧽laughing, quick as lightning,
33laughing,
responded Gerty, ⧼laughing,⧽laughing, quick as lightning,
33laughing,
and the proud head
590flashed up. I can throw my cap at who I ⧼w⧽w
34 like because it's leap year.


591
35Her words rang out crystalclear, more musical than the cooing of
36 the
592ringdove, but they cut the silence icily. There was that in her young
1 voice
593 that told that she was not a one to be lightly trifled with. As for Mr
2Reggy
594 with his swank and his bit of money with his swank and his bit of money she could just chuck him
3aside as if he
595was so much filth and ⸢1[not]not never again would she never again would she 1⸣ [not]not never again would she never again would she cast as
4much as
⸢2as
4much as2⸣
a second
596thought on ⸢3[him.]him. him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
3⸣
[him.]him. him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
And if ever
597after he dared to presume she could give him one
6look of measured scorn⸢1of measured scorn1⸣
598that would make him shrivel up on the spot.
⸢DAs for Mr
2Reggy
594 with his swank and his bit of money with his swank and his bit of money she could just chuck him
3aside as if he
595was so much filth and ⸢1[not]not never again would she never again would she 1⸣ [not]not never again would she never again would she cast as
4much as
⸢2as
4much as2⸣
a second
596thought on ⸢3[him.]him. him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
3⸣
[him.]him. him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
him and tear his silly postcard into a
5dozen pieces.
And if ever
597after he dared to presume she could give him one
6look of measured scorn⸢1of measured scorn1⸣
598that would make him shrivel up on the spot.D⸣

7 Miss puny little⸢Dpuny littleD⸣ Edy's
599 countenance fell to no slight extent and Gerty
8 could see by her looking as
600 black as thunder that she was simply in a
9 towering rage though she hid it,
601the little kinnatt,
⸢1though she hid it,
601the little kinnatt,1⸣
because that shaft had
10 struck home for her petty jealousy⸢1for her petty jealousy1⸣
602 and they both knew that she was
11 something aloof, apart, in another sphere,
603 that she was not of them and
12 never would be and there was somebody else
604 too that knew it and saw it so
13 they could put that in their pipe and smoke it.


605
14Edy straightened up baby Boardman to get ready to go and Cissy
606
15 tucked in the ball and the spades and buckets and it was high time too
607
16 because the sandman was on his rounds⧽rounds way way rounds⧽rounds way way for Master Boardman
17junior. And
608Cissy Caffrey⸢BCaffreyB⸣ told him too that billy winks was coming
18 and that baby was to go
609 deedaw and baby looked just too ducky, laughing
19 up out of his gleeful eyes,
610 and Cissy poked him like that out of fun in his
20 wee fat tummy and baby,
611 without as much as by your leave, sent up his
21 compliments to all and sundry
612on to his brandnew dribbling bib.


613
22O my! Puddeny pie! protested Ciss. He has his bib destroyed.⸢DHe has his bib destroyed.D⸣


614
23The slight contretemps claimed her attention but in two twos she set
615
24 that little matter ⧼right.⧽right. to rights.


616
25Gerty stifled a smothered exclamation and gave a nervous cough⸢Dand gave a nervous coughD⸣
26 and
617 Edy asked what and she was just going to tell her to catch it while it
27 was
618 flying but she was ever ladylike in her deportment so she simply passed
28 it
619 off with consummate tact⸢Dwith consummate tactD⸣ by saying that that was the benediction
29 because
620 just then the bell rang out from the steeple over the quiet seashore
30 because
621 Canon O'Hanlon was up on the altar with the veil round his
31 shoulders⧽
round his
31 shoulders
round his
31 shoulders⧽
round his
31 shoulders
that Father Conroy put
622 round him⧽ round him round his shoulders round his shoulders round him⧽ round him round his shoulders round his shoulders
32 giving [Cthem]them the benediction ⧼of⧽of with the Blessed Sacrament in
623 his
33 hands.


624
34How moving the scene there in the gathering twilight, ⧼the stained
35 glass windows lit up,⧽
the stained
35 glass windows lit up,
⸢1 ⧼the stained
35 glass windows lit up,⧽
the stained
35 glass windows lit up,
1⸣
the last glimpse
625 of Erin, the touching chime of those
1 evening bells and at the same time a bat
626 flew forth from the ivied belfry
2 through the dusk, hither, thither, with a tiny
627 lost cry. And she could see far
3 away the lights of the lighthouses so
628picturesque
⸢Dso
628picturesqueD⸣
she would have loved
4to do with a box of paints
⸢1she would have loved
4to do with a box of paints1⸣
because it was
629easier than to make a man
⸢4because it was
629easier than to make a man4⸣
and
5 soon the lamplighter would be going his
630 rounds past the presbyterian
6church grounds and along by shady
631Tritonville avenue where the couples
7walked and
⸢1past the presbyterian
6church grounds and along by shady
631Tritonville avenue where the couples
7walked and1⸣
lighting the lamp near her
632 window where Reggy Wylie used to
8 turn ⸢D[the bicycle]the bicycle his freewheel his freewheel D⸣ [the bicycle]the bicycle his freewheel his freewheel like she read in that
633 book The
9 Lamplighter
by Miss Cummins, author of Mabel Vaughan and
634 other tales.
10 For Gerty had her dreams that no‐one knew of. She loved to
635 read poetry
11and when she got a keepsake from Bertha Supple of that lovely
636 confession
12 album with the coralpink cover to write her thoughts in she laid
637 it in the
13 drawer of her toilettable which, though it did not err on the side of
638
14 luxury, was scrupulously neat and clean. It was there she kept her girlish
639
15treasure trove, the tortoiseshell combs, her child of Mary badge, the
640
16 whiterose scent, the eyebrowleine, her alabaster pouncetbox and the
17 ribbons
641 to change when her things came home from the wash and there
18 were some
642 beautiful thoughts written in it in violet ink that she bought in ⸢5[Wisdom Hely's]Wisdom Hely's
19 Hely's of
643Dame Street

19 Hely's of
643Dame Street
5⸣
[Wisdom Hely's]Wisdom Hely's
19 Hely's of
643Dame Street

19 Hely's of
643Dame Street
for she felt that she too could
20 write poetry if she could only
644 express herself like that ⸢(B)[poetry]poetry poem poem (B)⸣ [poetry]poetry poem poem
21that appealed to her so deeply that
⸢3
21that appealed to her so deeply that3⸣
she had
645 copied out of the newspaper
22 she found one ⧼morn⧽morn evening round the potherbs. Art
646 thou real, my ideal?

23 it was called by Louis J Walsh, Magherafelt, and after
647 there was something
24 about twilight, wilt thou ever? and ⸢3[often]often ofttimes ofttimes 3⸣ [often]often ofttimes ofttimes the beauty
648 of poetry,
25 so sad in its transient loveliness, had misted her eyes with silent
649 tears for
26 she felt that the years were slipping by for her, one by one, and but
650 for that
27 one shortcoming she knew she need fear no ⸢(B)[comparisons]comparisons competition competition (B)⸣ [comparisons]comparisons competition competition
28 and that
651 was an accident coming down ⸢1[the]the Dalkey Dalkey 1⸣ [the]the Dalkey Dalkey hill and she always
29 tried to conceal it.
652 But it must end, she felt. If she saw that magic lure in
30 his eyes there would
653 be no holding back for her. Love laughs at locksmiths.
31 She would make the
654 great sacrifice. Her every effort would be to share his
32thoughts.
⸢DHer every effort would be to share his
32thoughts.D⸣
Dearer than
655 the whole world would she be to him and gild his
33 days with happiness.
656 There was the allimportant question and she was
34 dying to know was he a
657 married ⧼man.⧽man. man or a widower who had lost his
1 wife or some tragedy like the
658 nobleman with the foreign name from the
2 land of song had to have her put
659 into a madhouse, cruel only to be kind.
⧼man.⧽man. man or a widower who had lost his
1 wife or some tragedy like the
658 nobleman with the foreign name from the
2 land of song had to have her put
659 into a madhouse, cruel only to be kind.

3 But even if – what then? Would it
660 make a very great difference? From
4 everything in the least indelicate her
661 finebred nature instinctively recoiled.
5 She loathed that sort of person, the
662 fallen women off the accommodation
6 walk beside the Dodder that went
663 with the soldiers and coarse ⸢1[men,]men, men
7with no respect for a girl's honour,
men
7with no respect for a girl's honour,
1⸣
[men,]men, men
7with no respect for a girl's honour,
men
7with no respect for a girl's honour,

664 degrading the sex and being taken up
8 to the police station. No, no: not that.
665 They would be just good friends
9like a big brother and sister without all
666that other
⸢D
9like a big brother and sister without all
666that otherD⸣
in spite of the
10 conventions of Society with a big ess. Perhaps it
667 was an old flame he was
11 in mourning for from the days beyond recall. She
668 thought she understood.
12 She would try to understand him because men
669 were so different. The old
13 love was waiting, waiting with little white hands
670 stretched out, with blue
14 appealing eyes. Heart of mine!⸢3Heart of mine!3⸣ She would ⸢2[follow]follow follow,
671her dream of
15love,
follow,
671her dream of
15love,
2⸣
[follow]follow follow,
671her dream of
15love,
follow,
671her dream of
15love,
the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all,
672the only
16man in all⸢4all4⸣ the world for her
⸢Dthat told her he was her all in all,
672the only
16man in all⸢4all4⸣ the world for herD⸣
for love was the master guide. Nothing
673 else
17 mattered. Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.


674
18Canon O'Hanlon put the Blessed Sacrament back into the
19 tabernacle
675and genuflected and the choir sang Laudate Dominum omnes
20 gentes
and
676 then he locked the tabernacle door because the benediction was
21 over and
677 Father Conroy handed him his hat to put on and crosscat⸢4crosscat4⸣ Edy
22 asked ⸢4[was]was wasn't wasn't 4⸣ [was]was wasn't wasn't
678 she coming but Jacky Caffrey called out:


679
23O, look, Cissy!


680
24And they all looked was it sheet lightning but Tommy saw it too over
681
25 the trees beside the church, blue and then green and purple.


682
26It's fireworks, Cissy Caffrey said. The bazaar.⧽The bazaar. The bazaar.⧽The bazaar.


683
27And they all ran down the strand to see over the houses and the
684
28 church, helterskelter, Edy with the pushcar with baby Boardman in it and
685
29 Cissy holding Tommy and Jacky by the hand so they wouldn't fall
30 running.


686
31Come on, Gerty, Cissy called. It's the bazaar fireworks.


687
32But Gerty was adamant. She had no intention of being at their beck
688
33 and call. If they could run like rossies she could sit so she said she could see
689
34 from where she was. The eyes that were fastened upon her set her pulses
690
35 tingling. She looked at him a moment, meeting his glance, and a light broke
691
36 in upon her. Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave,
692
1and it had made her his. At last they were left alone without the others to
693
2pry and pass remarks and she knew he could be trusted to the death,
694
3steadfast, a sterling man,⸢1a sterling man,1⸣ a man of ⸢B[principle]principle inflexible⸢3inflexible3⸣ honour inflexible⸢3inflexible3⸣ honour B⸣ [principle]principle inflexible⸢3inflexible3⸣ honour inflexible⸢3inflexible3⸣ honour to his
4 fingertips. His
695hands and face were working and a tremour went over
5her.
⸢DHis
695hands and face were working and a tremour went over
5her.D⸣
She leaned
696 back far to ⸢(B)[see]see look look (B)⸣ [see]see look look up where the fireworks were
6 and she caught her knee in
697 her hands so as not to fall back looking up
7 and there was no‐one to see only
698 him and her when she revealed all her
8 graceful beautifully shaped legs like
699 that, supply soft and delicately
9 rounded, and she seemed to hear the panting
700 of his heart, his hoarse
10 breathing, because she knew too about the passion
701 of men like that,
11hotblooded, because Bertha Supple told her once in dead⸢2dead2⸣
702 secret and
12made her swear she'd never
⸢2and
12made her swear she'd never2⸣
about the gentleman lodger that was
703 staying
13 with them out of the ⸢D[record office]record office Congested Districts Board Congested Districts Board D⸣ [record office]record office Congested Districts Board Congested Districts Board that had
14 pictures
704 cut out of papers of those⸢(B)those(B)⸣ skirtdancers and highkickers⸢Dand highkickersD⸣
15 and she said he
705 used to do something not very nice that you could imagine
16 sometimes in the
706 bed. But this was altogether⸢DaltogetherD⸣ different from a thing like
17 that because there
707 was all the difference because she could almost feel him
18 draw her face to his
708 and the first quick hot touch of his handsome lips.
19 Besides there was
709 absolution so long as you didn't do the other thing before
20 being married
710 and there ought to be women priests that would understand
21 without your⸢1your1⸣
711 telling out and Cissy Caffrey too sometimes had that
22 dreamy kind of
712 dreamy look in her eyes so that she too, my dear, and ⸢4[Winnie]Winnie
23 Winny

23 Winny
4⸣
[Winnie]Winnie
23 Winny

23 Winny
Rippingham
713so mad about actors' photographs
⸢3and ⸢4[Winnie]Winnie
23 Winny

23 Winny
4⸣
[Winnie]Winnie
23 Winny

23 Winny
Rippingham
713so mad about actors' photographs3⸣
and
24 besides it was on account of that
714 other thing coming on the way it did.


715
25And Jacky Caffrey shouted look, look,⧽look, look, to look, to look, look, look,⧽look, look, to look, to look, there was another
26 and she leaned
716 back and the garters were blue to match on account of [(B)the
27contrast with]
the
27contrast with
the transparent and
717 they all saw it and they all shouted to
28 look, look, there it was and she leaned
718 back ever so far to see the
29 fireworks and something queer was flying
719through the air, a soft thing, to
30 and fro, dark. And she saw a long Roman
720 candle going up over the trees,
31 up, up, ⸢1[and]and and, in the tense hush, and, in the tense hush, 1⸣ [and]and and, in the tense hush, and, in the tense hush, they were all
721 breathless with
32 excitement as it went higher and higher and she had to lean
722 back more and
33 more to look up after it, high, high, almost out of sight, and
723 her face was
34 suffused with a divine, an entrancing blush from straining
724 back and he
35 could see her other things too, nainsook knickers, the fabric
725that caresses
36the skin, better than those other ⸢2[pettiwidth ones,]pettiwidth ones, ⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
2⸣
[pettiwidth ones,]pettiwidth ones, ⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
the green,
⸢Dthe fabric
725that caresses
36the skin, better than those other ⸢2[pettiwidth ones,]pettiwidth ones, ⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
2⸣
[pettiwidth ones,]pettiwidth ones, ⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
⸢5[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
5⸣
[pettiwidth hose,]pettiwidth hose,
1pettiwidth,

1pettiwidth,
the green,D⸣
four and
726 eleven, on account of being white and
2 she let him and she saw that he saw
727 and then it went so high it went out of
3 sight a moment and she was
728 trembling in every limb from being bent so far
4 back that he ⸢D[could see]could see had a full view had a full view D⸣ [could see]could see had a full view had a full view
729 high up above her knee where
5 no‐one ever not even on the swing or wading⸢2not even on the swing or wading2⸣
730 and she wasn't ashamed
6and he wasn't either
⸢(B)
6and he wasn't either(B)⸣
to look in that immodest way
731 like that because he
7 couldn't resist the sight of the wondrous revealment⸢Dof the wondrous revealmentD⸣
732 half offered⸢4 half offered4⸣ like
8 those skirtdancers behaving so immodest before ⸢(B)[men]men gentlemen gentlemen (B)⸣ [men]men gentlemen gentlemen
733
9 looking ⸢(B)[and he was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, ]and he was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, and he kept on and he kept on (B)⸣ [and he was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, ]and he was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, was,⧽was, wasn't either, wasn't either, and he kept on and he kept on looking,
10 looking. She would fain have cried to him
734 chokingly, held out her snowy
11 slender arms to him to come, to feel his lips
735 laid on her white ⸢D[brow.]brow.
12brow, the cry of a young girl's love, a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,
⸢1a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,1⸣
that cry that has rung through the ages.

12brow, the cry of a young girl's love, a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,
⸢1a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,1⸣
that cry that has rung through the ages.
D⸣
[brow.]brow.
12brow, the cry of a young girl's love, a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,
⸢1a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,1⸣
that cry that has rung through the ages.

12brow, the cry of a young girl's love, a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,
⸢1a little strangled cry,
736wrung from
13her,1⸣
that cry that has rung through the ages.
[(B)O!]O! And then ⸢(B)[suddenly
14it]
suddenly
14it
a rocket
737sprang and bang shot blind blank and O! then the Roman
15candle
a rocket
737sprang and bang shot blind blank and O! then the Roman
15candle
(B)⸣
[suddenly
14it]
suddenly
14it
a rocket
737sprang and bang shot blind blank and O! then the Roman
15candle
a rocket
737sprang and bang shot blind blank and O! then the Roman
15candle
burst and
738 it was like a sigh of O! and ⸢(B)[everybody]everybody everyone everyone (B)⸣ [everybody]everybody everyone everyone
16 cried O! O! in raptures⸢2in raptures2⸣ and it ⸢(B)[shot]shot gushed gushed (B)⸣ [shot]shot gushed gushed
739 out of it a stream of rain
17 gold hair threads and they ⸢(B)[burst]burst shed shed (B)⸣ [burst]burst shed shed and ah! they were
740 all greeny
18 dewy stars falling with golden, O so lovely, O, soft, sweet, soft!


741
19Then all melted away dewily in the grey air: all was silent. Ah! She
742
20 glanced at him as she bent forward quickly, a ⧼little⧽little pathetic little⸢D ⧼little⧽little pathetic littleD⸣ glance
21 of
743 piteous protest, of shy reproach under which he coloured like a girl. He
22 was
744 leaning back against the rock behind. Leopold Bloom (for it is he)
23 stands
745 silent, with bowed head before those young guileless eyes. What a
24 brute he
746 had been! At it again⧼!⧽!? A fair unsullied soul had called to him⸢(B)to him(B)⸣
25 and, wretch
747 that he was, how had he answered? ⸢(B)[What an]What an An An (B)⸣ [What an]What an An An utter cad
26 he had been! He of all
748men!
⸢DHe of all
748men!D⸣
But there was an infinite store of mercy in
27 those eyes, for him too a
749 word of pardon even though he had erred and
28 sinned and wandered.
750 Should a girl tell? No, a thousand times no.⸢3 Should a girl tell? No, a thousand times no.3⸣ That
29 was their secret, only
751 theirs, alone in the hiding twilight and there was none
30 to know or tell⸢(B)or tell(B)⸣ save
752 the little bat that flew so softly through the evening
31 to and fro and little bats
753 don't tell.


754
32Cissy Caffrey ⸢(B)[whistled and she called:]whistled and she called: whistled, imitating the boys
33in the football field to show
755what a great person she was: and then she
34cried:
whistled, imitating the boys
33in the football field to show
755what a great person she was: and then she
34cried:
(B)⸣
[whistled and she called:]whistled and she called: whistled, imitating the boys
33in the football field to show
755what a great person she was: and then she
34cried:
whistled, imitating the boys
33in the football field to show
755what a great person she was: and then she
34cried:

756


35Gerty! Gerty! We're going. Come on. We can see from farther up.


757
36Gerty had an ⸢D[idea.]idea. idea, one of love's little ruses. idea, one of love's little ruses. D⸣ [idea.]idea. idea, one of love's little ruses. idea, one of love's little ruses. She ⸢(B)[took
37the wadding from]
took
37the wadding from
slipped a hand into slipped a hand into (B)⸣
[took
37the wadding from]
took
37the wadding from
slipped a hand into slipped a hand into

758 her kerchief pocket and took
1out the wadding
⸢(B)and took
1out the wadding(B)⸣
and waved in [(B)gay]gay reply of course
759 without letting him
2 and then ⸢(B)[put]put slipped slipped (B)⸣ [put]put slipped slipped it back. Wonder if he's too far to. She
760 rose.
3Was it goodbye? No.
⸢D
3Was it goodbye? No.D⸣
She had to go but they would meet again, there,
761
4 and she would dream of ⸢(B)[it]it that that (B)⸣ [it]it that that till then, [(B)till they met]till they met ⸢1[tomorrow.]tomorrow.
5tomorrow, of her dream of yester eve.

5tomorrow, of her dream of yester eve.
1⸣
[tomorrow.]tomorrow.
5tomorrow, of her dream of yester eve.

5tomorrow, of her dream of yester eve.

762 She drew herself up to her full
6 height. Their souls met in a last lingering
763 glance and the eyes that reached
7 her heart, full of a strange shining, hung
764 enraptured on her sweet flowerlike
8 face. She half smiled at ⸢D[him,]him, him wanly, him wanly, D⸣ [him,]him, him wanly, him wanly, a
765 sweet forgiving ⸢1[smile –]smile –
9smile, a smile that verged on tears,

9smile, a smile that verged on tears,
1⸣
[smile –]smile –
9smile, a smile that verged on tears,

9smile, a smile that verged on tears,
and then they parted.

|(B) |
766
10 Slowly, without looking back she went down the uneven strand to
767
11Cissy, to Edy, to Jacky and Tommy Caffrey, to little baby Boardman. It was
768
12 darker now and there were stones and bits of wood on the strand and slippy
769
13seaweed. She walked with a certain quiet dignity characteristic of her⸢(B)characteristic of her(B)⸣
14 but
770 with care and very⸢(B)very(B)⸣ slowly because – because Gerty MacDowell
15 was ...


771
16Tight ⸢(B)[boots. No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' lame.]boots. No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' lame. boots? No. She's lame! boots? No. She's lame! (B)⸣ [boots. No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' lame.]boots. No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' No, she'⧽No, she' No! She' No! She' lame. boots? No. She's lame! boots? No. She's lame!
17 O!


772
18Mr Bloom watched her as she limped away. Poor girl! That's why
773
19 she's left on the shelf and the others did a sprint. Thought something was
774
20 wrong by the cut of her jib. Jilted beauty. A defect is ten times worse in a
775
21woman.
⸢DA defect is ten times worse in a
775
21woman. D⸣
But makes them polite.⸢1But makes them polite.1⸣ Glad I didn't know it when she was on
776
22 show. Hot little devil all the same. I wouldn't mind. Curiosity like a nun
23or
777a negress or a girl with glasses.
⸢DI wouldn't mind. Curiosity like a nun
23or
777a negress or a girl with glasses.D⸣
That squinty one is delicate.⸢2That squinty one is delicate.2⸣ Near her
778
24 monthlies, I expect.⧽expect. expect, makes them feel ticklish. expect, makes them feel ticklish. expect.⧽expect. expect, makes them feel ticklish. expect, makes them feel ticklish. I have such a bad ⸢(B)[headache.]headache.
25 headache
779today.

25 headache
779today.
(B)⸣
[headache.]headache.
25 headache
779today.

25 headache
779today.
Where did I put the letter? Yes, all right.
26 All kinds of crazy longings.
780 Licking pennies.⸢2 Licking pennies.2⸣ Girl in Tranquilla convent ⸢D[nun ]nun
27 that nun

27 that nun
D⸣
[nun ]nun
27 that nun

27 that nun
told me liked ⸢(B)[paraffin]paraffin to smell
781rock
to smell
781rock
(B)⸣
[paraffin]paraffin to smell
781rock
to smell
781rock
oil. Virgins
28go mad in the end I suppose.
⸢4Virgins
28go mad in the end I suppose. 4⸣
Sister? How many women in
782Dublin have
29it today? Martha, she. Something in the air.
⸢DHow many women in
782Dublin have
29it today? Martha, she. Something in the air.D⸣
That's the moon.
783 But then
30 why don't all women menstruate at the same time with the same
784moon, I
31mean? Depends on the time they were born I suppose. Or all start
785
32scratch then get out of step. Sometimes Molly and Milly together.
⸢1Or all start
785
32scratch then get out of step. Sometimes Molly and Milly together.1⸣
Anyhow
33 I
786 got the best of that. Damned glad I didn't do it in the bath this morning
787
34over her silly I will punish you letter.
⸢DDamned glad I didn't do it in the bath this morning
787
34over her silly I will punish you letter.D⸣
Made up for ⸢(B)[the]the that that (B)⸣ [the]the that that
35 tramdriver this
788 morning. That gouger M‘Coy stopping me to say nothing.
1And his wife
789engagement in the country valise, voice like a pickaxe.
⸢(B)
1And his wife
789engagement in the country valise, voice like a pickaxe.(B)⸣

2 Thankful for small
790 mercies. Cheap too. Yours for the asking. Because
3they want it themselves.
791 Their natural craving.⸢5 Their natural craving.5⸣ Shoals of them every
4evening poured out of offices.
792 Reserve better. Don't want it they throw it at
5you.
⸢2 Reserve better. Don't want it they throw it at
5you.2⸣
Catch em alive, O.
⸢(B)Because
3they want it themselves.
791 Their natural craving.⸢5 Their natural craving.5⸣ Shoals of them every
4evening poured out of offices.
792 Reserve better. Don't want it they throw it at
5you.
⸢2 Reserve better. Don't want it they throw it at
5you.2⸣
Catch em alive, O.(B)⸣
Pity
793 they can't see themselves. A dream of
6 wellfilled hose. Where was that? Ah,
794 yes. Mutoscope ⸢(B)[picture:]picture: pictures in
7Capel street:
pictures in
7Capel street:
(B)⸣
[picture:]picture: pictures in
7Capel street:
pictures in
7Capel street:
for men only. Peeping Tom.
795 ⸢1[Willie's]Willie's Willy's Willy's 1⸣ [Willie's]Willie's Willy's Willy's hat and
8what the girls did with it.
⸢(B) ⸢1[Willie's]Willie's Willy's Willy's 1⸣ [Willie's]Willie's Willy's Willy's hat and
8what the girls did with it.(B)⸣
Do they snapshot those girls or is
796 it ⸢(B)[imagination of some fellow?]imagination of some fellow?
9 all a fake?

9 all a fake?
(B)⸣
[imagination of some fellow?]imagination of some fellow?
9 all a fake?

9 all a fake?
Lingerie does it. Felt for the
10 curves inside her deshabille.
797Excites ⸢(B)[themselves]themselvesthem alsothem also (B)⸣ [themselves]themselvesthem alsothem also when
11 they're. I'm all clean come and dirty me. And they
798like dressing one
12another for the sacrifice. Milly delighted with Molly's new
799blouse. At
13first.
⸢2Milly delighted with Molly's new
799blouse. At
13first.2⸣
Put them all on to take them all off.
⸢DI'm all clean come and dirty me. And they
798like dressing one
12another for the sacrifice. Milly delighted with Molly's new
799blouse. At
13first.
⸢2Milly delighted with Molly's new
799blouse. At
13first.2⸣
Put them all on to take them all off.D⸣
⸢(B)[Molly too.]Molly too. Molly. Molly. (B)⸣ [Molly too.]Molly too. Molly. Molly. Why I
14 bought
800 her the violet garters. Us too: the tie he wore, his lovely ⸢2[socks.]socks.
15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.

15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.
2⸣
[socks.]socks.
15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.

15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.
He wore a pair of gaiters the night that
16first we met. His lovely
802shirt was shining beneath his what? of jet.
⸢1Us too: the tie he wore, his lovely ⸢2[socks.]socks.
15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.

15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.
2⸣
[socks.]socks.
15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.

15socks and ⧼hihi turnedup
801trousers.
He wore a pair of gaiters the night that
16first we met. His lovely
802shirt was shining beneath his what? of jet.1⸣
Say a
17 woman loses a charm with
803 every pin she takes out. Pinned together. O,
18 Mairy lost the pin of her.
804 Dressed up to the nines for somebody. Fashion
19part of their charm. Just
805changes when you're on the track of the secret.
20Except the east: Mary,
806Martha: now as then.
⸢2Fashion
19part of their charm. Just
805changes when you're on the track of the secret.
20Except the east: Mary,
806Martha: now as then.2⸣
No reasonable offer
21refused.
⸢DNo reasonable offer
21refused.D⸣
⸢2[In no]In no She wasn't in a She wasn't in a 2⸣ [In no]In no She wasn't in a She wasn't in a hurry
807 either. Always off to a fellow
22 when they are. They never forget an
808appointment.
⸢1They never forget an
808appointment.1⸣
Out on spec probably.
23 They believe in chance because like
809 themselves. And the others inclined to
24 give her an odd dig. [2Mary and Martha.]Mary and Martha. Girl friends at
810 school, arms
25 round each other's ⸢D[necks,]necks, necks or⧽or or with or with or⧽or or with or with ten fingers locked, necks or⧽or or with or with or⧽or or with or with ten fingers locked, D⸣ [necks,]necks, necks or⧽or or with or with or⧽or or with or with ten fingers locked, necks or⧽or or with or with or⧽or or with or with ten fingers locked,
26 kissing
811 and whispering secrets about nothing in the convent garden. Nuns
27 with
812 whitewashed faces, cool coifs and their rosaries going up and down,
813
28 vindictive too for what they can't get. Barbed wire. Be sure now and write
814
29 to me. And I'll write to you. Now won't you? Molly and Josie Powell. ⸢4[Then]Then
30 Till
815Mr Right comes along, then

30 Till
815Mr Right comes along, then
4⸣
[Then]Then
30 Till
815Mr Right comes along, then

30 Till
815Mr Right comes along, then
meet once in a blue moon. ⸢5[ Tableau. ] Tableau.
31 Tableau!

31 Tableau!
5⸣
[ Tableau. ] Tableau.
31 Tableau!

31 Tableau!
⸢(B)[Look]Look O, look O, look (B)⸣ [Look]Look O, look O, look
816 who it is for the love of God!
32 How are you at all? What have you been
817 doing with yourself? Kiss and
33 delighted to, kiss, to see you. Picking holes in
818 each other's appearance.
34 You're looking splendid. Sister souls. Showing
819their teeth ⧼to⧽to at one
35another. How many have you left?
⸢DSister souls. Showing
819their teeth ⧼to⧽to at one
35another. How many have you left?D⸣
Wouldn't lend each
820 other a pinch of
36 salt.

⸢5[Ah.]Ah.
821
1 Ah!

821
1 Ah!
5⸣
[Ah.]Ah.
821
1 Ah!

821
1 Ah!


822
2Devils they are when that's coming on them. Dark devilish
823
3appearance.
⸢1Dark devilish
823
3appearance.1⸣
Molly often told me feel things a ton weight. Scratch the sole
4 of
824 my foot. O that way! O, that's exquisite! Feel it myself too. Good to rest
825
5 once in a way. Wonder if it's bad to go with them then. Safe in ⸢(B)[a]a one one (B)⸣ [a]a one one
6 way.
826 Turns milk, makes fiddlestrings snap.⸢1 Turns milk, makes fiddlestrings snap.1⸣ Something about withering
7 plants I
827 read in a garden. Besides they say if the flower withers she wears
8 she's a
828 flirt. All are. Daresay she felt I. When you feel like that you often
9 meet what
829 you feel. Liked me or what? Dress they look at. Always know a
10 fellow
830 courting: collars and cuffs. Well cocks and lions do the same and
11stags.
⸢DWell cocks and lions do the same and
11stags.D⸣

831 Same time might prefer a tie undone or something. Trousers?
12 Suppose I
832 when I was? No. Gently does it. Dislike rough and tumble. Kiss
13 in the dark
833 and never tell. Saw something in me. Wonder ⸢(B)[why.]why. what. what. (B)⸣ [why.]why. what. what.
14 Sooner have me as I am
834 than some poet chap⸢(B)chap(B)⸣ withpoet chap⸢(B)chap(B)⸣ with bearsgrease
15 plastery hair, lovelock over his dexter
835 optic. To aid gentleman in literary.
16 Ought to attend to my appearance ⸢(B)[this]this my my (B)⸣ [this]this my my
836 age. Didn't let her see me
17 in profile. Still, you never know. Pretty girls and
837 ugly men marrying.
18 Beauty and the beast. Besides I can't be so if Molly.
838 Took off her hat to
19 show her hair. Wide brim. Bought to hide her face,
839 meeting someone
20 might know her, bend down or carry a bunch of ⸢(B)[flowers. Hair smells
21in rut.]
flowers. Hair smells
21in rut.
flowers
840to smell. Hair strong in rut.
flowers
840to smell. Hair strong in rut.
(B)⸣
[flowers. Hair smells
21in rut.]
flowers. Hair smells
21in rut.
flowers
840to smell. Hair strong in rut.
flowers
840to smell. Hair strong in rut.
Ten bob I got for Molly's
22 combings when we
841 were on the rocks in Holles street. Why not? Suppose
23 he gave her money.
842Why not? All a prejudice. She's worth ⸢(B)[ten⧼,⧽,
24shillings, more fifteen⧼.⧽.,]
ten⧼,⧽,
24shillings, more fifteen⧼.⧽.,
ten, fifteen, more, ten, fifteen, more, (B)⸣
[ten⧼,⧽,
24shillings, more fifteen⧼.⧽.,]
ten⧼,⧽,
24shillings, more fifteen⧼.⧽.,
ten, fifteen, more, ten, fifteen, more,
a pound. What? I
843think so.
25All that for nothing.
⸢(B)What? I
843think so.
25All that for nothing.(B)⸣
Bold hand: Mrs Marion. Did I forget to write
844
26 address on that letter like the postcard I sent to ⸢(B)to (B)⸣ Flynn? And the day I
27 went
845 to Drimmie's without a necktie. Wrangle with Molly it was put me off.
28 No, I
846 remember. Richie Goulding: he's another. Weighs on his mind.
29 Funny my
847 watch stopped at half past four. Dust. Shark liver oil they use
30to clean.
848Could do it myself. Save.
⸢DDust. Shark liver oil they use
30to clean.
848Could do it myself. Save.D⸣
Was that just when he, she?


849
31O, he ⸢(B)[did!]did! did. did. (B)⸣ [did!]did! did. did. Into her. She ⸢(B)[did!]did! did. did. (B)⸣ [did!]did! did. did. Done.

⸢5[Ah.]Ah.
850
32 Ah!

850
32 Ah!
5⸣
[Ah.]Ah.
850
32 Ah!

850
32 Ah!


851
33Mr Bloom with careful hand recomposed his wet shirt. O Lord, that
852
34 little limping devil. Begins to feel cold and clammy. Aftereffect not
35 pleasant.
853 Still you have to get rid of it someway.⸢D Still you have to get rid of it someway.D⸣ They don't care.
36 Complimented
854 perhaps. Go home [(B)now]now to ⧼bread⧽bread nicey bread and
1milky
⸢Dto ⧼bread⧽bread nicey bread and
1milkyD⸣
and say night prayers with the
855 kiddies. Well, aren't they? See her
2as she is spoil all. Must have the ⸢2[scene,]scene, stage
856setting,
stage
856setting,
2⸣
[scene,]scene, stage
856setting,
stage
856setting,
the rouge, costume,
3position, music. The name too. Amours of
857actresses. Nell Gwynn, Mrs
4Bracegirdle, Maud Branscombe.
⸢4The name too. Amours of
857actresses. Nell Gwynn, Mrs
4Bracegirdle, Maud Branscombe.4⸣
Curtain up.
⸢1See her
2as she is spoil all. Must have the ⸢2[scene,]scene, stage
856setting,
stage
856setting,
2⸣
[scene,]scene, stage
856setting,
stage
856setting,
the rouge, costume,
3position, music. The name too. Amours of
857actresses. Nell Gwynn, Mrs
4Bracegirdle, Maud Branscombe.
⸢4The name too. Amours of
857actresses. Nell Gwynn, Mrs
4Bracegirdle, Maud Branscombe.4⸣
Curtain up.1⸣

858 Moonlight silver
5 effulgence.
Moonlight silver
5 effulgence.
Maiden discovered with pensive bosom. Little
859sweetheart come
6and kiss me.
⸢2 Moonlight silver
5 effulgence.
Moonlight silver
5 effulgence.
Maiden discovered with pensive bosom. Little
859sweetheart come
6and kiss me.2⸣
Still, I feel. The strength it gives a man.
860 That's the secret of
7 it. Good job I let off there behind the wall coming out of
861 Dignam's.
8 Cider that was. Otherwise I couldn't have. Makes you want to
862 sing after.
9Lacaus
esant taratara.
⸢(B)
9Lacaus
esant taratara. (B)⸣
Suppose I spoke to her. What about? Bad
863
10 plan however if you don't know how to end the conversation. Ask them a
864
11 question they ask you another. Good ⸢(B)[plan]plan idea idea (B)⸣ [plan]plan idea idea if you're stuck.Good ⸢(B)[plan]plan idea idea (B)⸣ [plan]plan idea idea if you're stuck. ⸢(B)[Then]Then
12 Gain time. But
865then

12 Gain time. But
865then
(B)⸣
[Then]Then
12 Gain time. But
865then

12 Gain time. But
865then
you're in a cart. Wonderful of course if you
13 say: good evening, and
866 you see she's on for it: good evening. O but the
14dark evening in the Appian
867way I nearly spoke to Mrs Clinch O thinking
15she was. Whew!
⸢2O but the
14dark evening in the Appian
867way I nearly spoke to Mrs Clinch O thinking
15she was. Whew!2⸣
Girl in
868 Meath street that night. All the dirty things I made
16 her say. All wrong of
869course. My arks she called it.⸢2My arks she called it.2⸣ It's so hard to find
17one who. Aho! If you
870don't answer when they solicit must be horrible for
18them till they harden.
871And kissed my hand when I gave her the extra two
19shillings.
⸢DAll wrong of
869course. My arks she called it.⸢2My arks she called it.2⸣ It's so hard to find
17one who. Aho! If you
870don't answer when they solicit must be horrible for
18them till they harden.
871And kissed my hand when I gave her the extra two
19shillings.D⸣
Parrots.⸢(B)Parrots.(B)⸣ Press
872the button and the bird will squeak.
⸢5Press
872the button and the bird will squeak.5⸣
Wish
20 she hadn't called me sir. O, her
873 mouth in the dark! And you a married
21man with a single ⸢2[girl.]girl. girl! girl! 2⸣ [girl.]girl. girl! girl! That's what
874they enjoy. Taking a man from
22another woman.
⸢(B)And you a married
21man with a single ⸢2[girl.]girl. girl! girl! 2⸣ [girl.]girl. girl! girl! That's what
874they enjoy. Taking a man from
22another woman.(B)⸣
Or even hear of it.⸢DOr even hear of it.D⸣
875 Different with me. Glad to get
23away from other chap's wife. Eating off his
876cold plate. Chap in the Burton
24today spitting back gumchewed gristle.
⸢1 Different with me. Glad to get
23away from other chap's wife. Eating off his
876cold plate. Chap in the Burton
24today spitting back gumchewed gristle.1⸣

877 French letter still in my
25 pocketbook. Cause of half the trouble.⸢3Cause of half the trouble.3⸣ But might
878 happen sometime, I
26 don't think. Come in⧼.⧽., all is prepared. I dreamt. What?
879 Worst is
27 beginning. How they change the venue when it's not what they
880 ⸢(B)[want.]want.
28like.

28like.
(B)⸣
[want.]want.
28like.

28like.
Ask you do you like mushrooms because ⸢(B)[they]they she once she once (B)⸣ [they]they she once she once knew a
29 gentleman
881 [(B) once] once who. Or ask you what someone was going to say when
30he changed his
882mind and
⸢2changed his
882mind and2⸣
stopped.
⸢1Or ask you what someone was going to say when
30he changed his
882mind and
⸢2changed his
882mind and2⸣
stopped.1⸣
Yet if I went the whole hog, say: I
31 want to, something
883 like that. Because I did. She too. Offend her. Then
32 make it up. Pretend to
884 want something awfully, then cry off for her sake.
33 Flatters them. She must
885 have been thinking of someone else all the time.
34 What harm? Must since she
886 came to the use of reason, he, he and he. First
35 kiss does the trick. The
887propitious moment.
⸢2The
887propitious moment.2⸣
Something inside them goes
36 pop. Mushy like, tell by
888 their eye, on the sly. First thoughts are best.
1 Remember that till their dying
889 day. Molly, lieutenant Mulvey that kissed her
2 under the Moorish wall
890 beside the gardens. Fifteen she told me. But her
3 breasts were developed. Fell
891 asleep ⧼after.⧽after. then. After Glencree dinner that
4 was when we drove ⸢R[home the featherbed]home the featherbed home.
892Featherbed
home.
892Featherbed
R⸣
[home the featherbed]home the featherbed home.
892Featherbed
home.
892Featherbed
mountain.
5 Gnashing her teeth in sleep. Lord mayor had his eye
893 on her too. Val Dillon.
6 Apoplectic.


894
7There she is with them down there for the fireworks. My fireworks.
895
8 Up like a ⸢(B)[rocket and]rocket and rocket, rocket, (B)⸣ [rocket and]rocket and rocket, rocket, down like a stick. And the children, twins
9 they must be,
896 waiting for something to happen. ⧼No reasonable offer
10 refused.⧽
No reasonable offer
10 refused.
⸢D ⧼No reasonable offer
10 refused.⧽
No reasonable offer
10 refused.
D⸣
Want to be grownups. Dressing in
897 mother's clothes. Time
11 enough, understand all the ways of the world. And
898 the dark one with the
12 mop head and the nigger>nigger< mouthand the nigger>nigger< mouth. I knew she could
899 whistle. Mouth made
13 for that. Like Molly.⸢2Like Molly.2⸣ ⸢(B)[Why some whores wear veils to their noses.]Why some whores wear veils to their noses. Why
14that highclass whore in
900Jammet's wore her veil only to her nose.
Why
14that highclass whore in
900Jammet's wore her veil only to her nose.
(B)⸣
[Why some whores wear veils to their noses.]Why some whores wear veils to their noses. Why
14that highclass whore in
900Jammet's wore her veil only to her nose.
Why
14that highclass whore in
900Jammet's wore her veil only to her nose.
Would
15 you mind, please, telling me
901 the right time? I'll tell you the ⸢(B)[time in]time in right
16time up
right
16time up
(B)⸣
[time in]time in right
16time up
right
16time up
a dark⸢DdarkD⸣ lane. Say prunes and
902 prisms forty times every morning,
17 cure for fat lips. Caressing the little boy
903 too. Onlookers see most of the
18 game. Of course they understand birds,
904animals, babies. In their line.


905
19Didn't look back when she was going down the strand. Wouldn't give
906
20 that satisfaction. Those girls, those girls, those lovely ⸢(B)[seaside.]seaside. seaside
21girls.
seaside
21girls.
(B)⸣
[seaside.]seaside. seaside
21girls.
seaside
21girls.
Fine eyes
907 she had, clear. It's the white of the eye brings that out not
22 so much the
908 pupil. Did she know what I? Course. Like a cat sitting beyond
23 a dog's
909 jump. ⸢D[Woman. Never ]Woman. Never Women never Women never D⸣ [Woman. Never ]Woman. Never Women never Women never meet one like that ⧼idiot⧽idiot
24 Wilkins in the high school drawing a
910 picture of Venus with all ⸢B[her]her his his B⸣ [her]her his his
25 belongings on show. Call that innocence? Poor
911 idiot! His wife has her
26 work cut out for her. Never see them sit on a bench
912marked Wet Paint.
27Eyes all over them. Look under the bed for what's not
913there.
⸢1Never see them sit on a bench
912marked Wet Paint.
27Eyes all over them. Look under the bed for what's not
913there.1⸣
Longing to
28get the fright of their lives.
⸢2Longing to
28get the fright of their lives.2⸣
Sharp as needles they are.
914 When I said to
29 Molly
to
29 Molly
the man at the corner of Cuffe street was
915 goodlooking, thought she
30 might like, twigged at once he had a false arm.
916Had, too. Where do they
31 get that? Typist going up Roger Greene's stairs
917two at a time to show her
32calves.⧽

32calves.
understandings.
⸢2Typist going up Roger Greene's stairs
917two at a time to show her
32calves.⧽

32calves.
understandings.2⸣
Handed down from father to,
918mother to
33daughter, I mean. Bred in the bone. Milly for example drying her
919
34 handkerchief on the mirror to save the ironing. Best place for an ad to
35catch
920a woman's eye on a mirror.
⸢DBest place for an ad to
35catch
920a woman's eye on a mirror.D⸣
And when I sent her for Molly's
36 Paisley shawl
921 to Prescott's, by the way that ad I must, carrying home the
1 change in her
922stocking! Clever little minx. I never told her. Neat way she
2carries parcels
923 too. Attract men, small thing like that. Holding up her hand,
3 shaking it, to
924 let the blood flow back when it was red. Who did you learn
4 that from?
925 Nobody. Something the nurse taught me. O, don't they know! ⸢C[Five]Five
5 Three

5 Three
C⸣
[Five]Five
5 Three

5 Three
years
926 old she was in front of Molly's dressingtable, just
6 before we left Lombard
927 street west. Me have a nice pace. Mullingar.
7 Who⧼.⧽. knows? Ways of the
928 world. Young student. Straight on her pins ⸢(B)[anyhow⧼.⧽. ]anyhow⧼.⧽.
8 anyway

8 anyway
(B)⸣
[anyhow⧼.⧽. ]anyhow⧼.⧽.
8 anyway

8 anyway
not like the other. Still
929 she was game. Lord, I am
9 wet. Devil you are. Swell of her calf. Transparent
930 stockings, stretched to
10 breaking point. Not like that frump today. A. E.
931 Rumpled stockings. Or the
11 one in Grafton street. White. Wow! Beef to the
932 heel.


933
12A monkey puzzle rocket burst, spluttering in darting crackles. Zrads
934
13 and zrads, zrads, zrads. And Cissy and Tommy and Jacky ran out to see
935
14 and Edy after with the pushcar and then Gerty beyond the curve of the
936
15 rocks. Will she? Watch! Watch! See! Looked round. She smelt an onion.
937
16 Darling, I saw, your. I saw all.


938
17Lord!


939
18Did me good all the same. Off colour after Kiernan's, Dignam's. For
940
19 this relief much thanks. In Hamlet, that is. Lord! It was all things
941
20 combined. Excitement. When she leaned back, felt an ache at the butt of
21 my
942 tongue. Your head it ⸢(B)[simply.]simply. simply swirls. simply swirls. (B)⸣ [simply.]simply. simply swirls. simply swirls. He's right. Might have
22 made a worse
943 fool of ⸢(B)[myself.]myself. myself however. myself however. (B)⸣ [myself.]myself. myself however. myself however. Instead of talking
23 about nothing. Then I will tell
944 you all. Still it was a kind of language
24 between us. It couldn't be? No, Gerty
945 they called her. Might be false name
25 however like my name and the address
946 Dolphin's barn a blind.


947
26
|(B) |   ⸢(B)[∼] Her maiden name was Jemina Brown Her maiden name was Jemina Brown (B)⸣ [∼] Her maiden name was Jemina Brown Her maiden name was Jemina Brown

948 |(B) |
27
  ⸢(B)[and ∼]and ∼ And she lived with her mother in Irishtown. And she lived with her mother in Irishtown. (B)⸣ [and ∼]and ∼ And she lived with her mother in Irishtown. And she lived with her mother in Irishtown.


949
28 ⸢(B)(B)⸣  Place made me think of that I suppose. All tarred with the same
950
29 brush. Wiping pens in their stockings. But the ball rolled down to her as if
30 it
951 understood. Every bullet has its billet. Course I never could throw
31 anything
952 straight at school. Crooked as a ram's horn.
Wiping pens in their stockings. But the ball rolled down to her as if
30 it
951 understood. Every bullet has its billet. Course I never could throw
31 anything
952 straight at school. Crooked as a ram's horn.
Sad however
32 because it lasts
953 only a few years till they settle down to potwalloping and
33papa's pants will
954soon fit Willy
⸢1and
33papa's pants will
954soon fit Willy1⸣
and fuller's earth for the baby when ⸢D[he
1does]
he
1does
they hold him out to do they hold him out to do D⸣
[he
1does]
he
1does
they hold him out to do they hold him out to do

955 ah ah. No soft job. Saves them. Keeps them
2 out of harm's way. Nature.
956 Washing child, washing corpse. Dignam.
Nature.
956 Washing child, washing corpse. Dignam.

3 Children's hands always round
957 them. Cocoanut skulls, monkeys, not even
4 closed at first, sour milk in their
958 swaddles and tainted curds. Oughtn't to
5 have given that child an empty teat
959 to suck. Fill it up with wind. Mrs
6 Beaufoy, Purefoy. Must call to the
960 hospital. Wonder is nurse Callan there
7 still. She used to look over some
961nights when Molly was in the Coffee
8Palace. That young doctor O'Hare I
962noticed her brushing his coat. ⧼All
9 tarred with the same brush.⧽
All
9 tarred with the same brush.
⸢DShe used to look over some
961nights when Molly was in the Coffee
8Palace. That young doctor O'Hare I
962noticed her brushing his coat. ⧼All
9 tarred with the same brush.⧽
All
9 tarred with the same brush.
D⸣
And Mrs Breen and Mrs Dignam once like
963
10 that too, marriageable. Worst of all ⸢5[the]the at at 5⸣ [the]the at at night Mrs Duggan told me in
11 the City
964 Arms. Husband rolling in drunk, stink of pub off him like a
12 polecat. Have
965 that in your nose ⸢5[all night,]all night, in the dark, in the dark, 5⸣ [all night,]all night, in the dark, in the dark, whiff of stale
13 boose. Then ask in the morning:
966was I drunk last night?
⸢1Then ask in the morning:
966was I drunk last night?1⸣
Bad policy
14 however to fault the husband. Chickens
967come home to roost.
⸢(B)Chickens
967come home to roost.(B)⸣
They
15 stick by one ⸢(B)[another.]another. another like glue. another like glue. (B)⸣ [another.]another. another like glue. another like glue. Maybe the
968 women's fault also.
16 That's where Molly can knock spots off them. It's the
969 blood of the south.
17 Moorish. Also the form, the figure. Hands felt for the
970 opulent. Just
18compare for instance those others. Wife locked up at home,
971 skeleton in
19 the cupboard. Allow me to introduce my. Then they trot you out
972 some kind
20 of a nondescript, wouldn't know what to call her. Always see a
973 fellow's
21 weak point in his wife. Still there's destiny in it, falling in love.
974 Have their
22 own secrets between them. Chaps that would go to the dogs if
975 some
23 woman didn't take them in hand. Then little chits of girls, height of a
976
24 shilling in coppers, with little hubbies. As God made them he matched
25 them.
977 Sometimes children turn out well enough. Twice nought makes one.
978
26Or old rich rich chap of seventy and blushing bride. Marry in May and
27repent in
979December.
⸢D
26Or old rich rich chap of seventy and blushing bride. Marry in May and
27repent in
979December.D⸣
This wet is very unpleasant. Stuck. Well the
28foreskin is not back.
⸢2Well the
28foreskin is not back.2⸣

980Better detach.
⸢1Stuck. Well the
28foreskin is not back.
⸢2Well the
28foreskin is not back.2⸣

980Better detach.1⸣


981
29Ow!


982
30Other hand a sixfooter with a wifey up to his watchpocket. Long and
983
31 the short of it. Big he and little she.⸢DBig he and little she.D⸣ Very strange about my watch.
984
32Wristwatches are always going wrong.
⸢D
32Wristwatches are always going wrong.D⸣
Wonder is there any magnetic
985
33 influence between the person because that was about the time he. Yes, I
986
34suppose, at once. Cat's away, the mice will play. I remember looking in
35 Pill
987 lane. Also that now is magnetism. ⸢(B)[At the back of everything,
36magnetism, attracting something.]
At the back of everything,
36magnetism, attracting something.
Back of everything magnetism. Back of everything magnetism. (B)⸣
[At the back of everything,
36magnetism, attracting something.]
At the back of everything,
36magnetism, attracting something.
Back of everything magnetism. Back of everything magnetism.
Earth
1 for
988instance pulling this and being pulled. That causes movement. And
2time,
989 well that's the time the movement takes. Then if one thing stopped
3 the
990 whole ghesabo would stop bit by bit. Because it's all arranged.
4 Magnetic
991 needle tells you what's going on in the sun, the stars. Little piece
5 of steel
992 iron. When you hold out the fork. Come. Come. Tip. Woman and
6man that
993 is. Fork and steel. Molly, he. Dress up and look and suggest and
7 let you see
994 and see more and defy you if you're a man to see that ⸢D[and]and
8and, like a sneeze
995coming,

8and, like a sneeze
995coming,
D⸣
[and]and
8and, like a sneeze
995coming,

8and, like a sneeze
995coming,
legs, look, look ⸢D[and.]and. and if you have any
9guts in you.
and if you have any
9guts in you.
D⸣
[and.]and. and if you have any
9guts in you.
and if you have any
9guts in you.
Tip. Have to let
996 fly.


997
10Wonder how is she feeling in that region. Shame all put on before
998
11 third person. More put out about a hole in her stocking.⸢DMore put out about a hole in her stocking.D⸣ Molly, her
999
12 underjaw stuck out, head back, about the farmer in the ridingboots ⸢D[with
13the spurs.]
with
13the spurs.
and
1000spurs at the ⧼Horse⧽Horse horse show.
and
1000spurs at the ⧼Horse⧽Horse horse show.
D⸣
[with
13the spurs.]
with
13the spurs.
and
1000spurs at the ⧼Horse⧽Horse horse show.
and
1000spurs at the ⧼Horse⧽Horse horse show.
And when the painters
14 were in Lombard street
1001 west. Fine voice that fellow had. How Giuglini
15began.
⸢2Fine voice that fellow had. How Giuglini
15began.2⸣
Smell that I did. Like
1002flowers. It was too. Violets. Came from the
16 turpentine probably in the
1003 paint. Make their own use⸢(B)use(B)⸣ of everything.
17 Same time doing it scraped her
1004 slipper on the floor so they wouldn't hear.
18 But lots of them can't kick the
1005beam, I think. Keep that thing up for hours.
19 Kind of a general all round
1006 over me and half down my back.


1007
20Wait. Hm. Hm. Yes. That's her perfume. Why she waved her hand. I
1008
21 leave you this to think of me when I'm far away on the pillow. What is it?
1009
22 Heliotrope⧼:⧽:? No. Hyacinth? Hm. Roses, I think. She'd like scent of that
1010
23 kind. Sweet and cheap: soon sour. Why Molly likes opoponax. Suits her,
1011
24with a little jessamine mixed. Her high notes and her low notes. At the
1012
25 dance night she met him, dance of the hours. Heat brought it out. She was
1013
26 wearing her black and it had the perfume of the ⸢(B)[last time.]last time. time before. time before. (B)⸣ [last time.]last time. time before. time before.
27 Good
1014conductor, is it? Or bad? Light too. Suppose there's some
28 connection. For
1015 instance if you go into a cellar where it's dark. Mysterious
29 thing too. Why
1016 did I smell it only now? Took its time in coming⸢(B)in coming(B)⸣ like
30herself, slow but sure.
1017 Suppose it's ever so many millions of tiny grains
31 blown across. Yes, it is.
1018 Because those spice islands, Cinghalese this
32 morning, smell them leagues
1019 off. Tell you what it is. It's like a fine fine veil
33 or web they have all over the
1020 skin, fine like what do you call it gossamer,
34 and they're always spinning it
1021 out of them, fine as anything, like rainbow
1 colours without knowing it.
1022 Clings to everything she takes off. Vamp of her
2 stockings. Warm shoe.
1023 Stays. Drawers: little kick, taking them off. Byby
3 till next time. Also the cat
1024 likes to sniff in her shift on the bed. Know her
4 smell in a thousand.
1025 Bathwater too. Reminds me of strawberries and cream.
5 Wonder where it is
1026really. There or the armpits or under the neck. Because
6 you get it out of all
1027 holes and corners. Hyacinth perfume made of oil of
7 ether or something.
1028 Muskrat. Bag under their tails. One grain pour off
8odour for years.
⸢DOne grain pour off
8odour for years.D⸣
Dogs at
1029 each other behind. Good evening. ⸢(B)[Good
9evening.]
Good
9evening.
Evening. Evening. (B)⸣
[Good
9evening.]
Good
9evening.
Evening. Evening.
How do you sniff? Hm. Hm.
1030 Very well, thank you.
10 Animals go by that. Yes now, look at it that way.
1031 We're the same. Some
11women, instance, warn you off when they have ⸢(B)[that.]that. their
1032period.
their
1032period.
(B)⸣
[that.]that. their
1032period.
their
1032period.

12 Come near. Then get a hogo you could hang your hat on. Like
1033 what?
13 Potted herrings gone stale or. Boof! Please keep off the grass.


1034
14Perhaps they get a man smell off us. What though? Cigary gloves
15long
1035John had on his desk the other day. Breath? What you eat and
16 drink gives
1036 that. No. Mansmell, I mean. Must be connected with that
17 because priests
1037 that are supposed to be⸢(B)be(B)⸣ are different. Women ⸢(B)[run
18round that]
run
18round that
buzz round it buzz round it (B)⸣
[run
18round that]
run
18round that
buzz round it buzz round it
like flies round
1038 treacle. Railed off the altar get
19on to it ⧼anyhow⧽anyhow at any cost. The tree of forbidden
1039priest.
⸢1Railed off the altar get
19on to it ⧼anyhow⧽anyhow at any cost. The tree of forbidden
1039priest.1⸣
O, father, will
20 you? Let me be the first to. That diffuses itself all
1040through the body,
21 permeates. Source of life. And it's extremely curious the
1041 smell. Celery
22sauce.
⸢(B)Celery
22sauce.(B)⸣
Let me.


1042
23Mr Bloom inserted his nose. Hm. Into the. Hm. Opening of his
1043
24 waistcoat. ⸢(B)[Almonds? Or no, lemons is it?]Almonds? Or no, lemons is it? Almonds or. No. Lemons it
25is.
Almonds or. No. Lemons it
25is.
(B)⸣
[Almonds? Or no, lemons is it?]Almonds? Or no, lemons is it? Almonds or. No. Lemons it
25is.
Almonds or. No. Lemons it
25is.
Ah no, that's the soap.


1044
26O by the by that lotion. I knew there was something on my mind.
1045 ⸢(B)[I
27never]
I
27never
Never Never (B)⸣
[I
27never]
I
27never
Never Never
went back and the soap not paid. Dislike carrying bottles
28like that
1046hag this morning. Hynes might have paid me that three shillings. I
29could
1047mention Meagher's just to remind him. Still if he works that
30paragraph.
⸢DDislike carrying bottles
28like that
1046hag this morning. Hynes might have paid me that three shillings. I
29could
1047mention Meagher's just to remind him. Still if he works that
30paragraph. D⸣

1048 Two and nine. Bad opinion of me he'll have. Call
31 tomorrow. How much do
1049 I owe you? Three and nine? Two and nine, sir.
32 Ah. Might stop him giving
1050 ⸢(B)[credit.]credit. credit another time. credit another time. (B)⸣ [credit.]credit. credit another time. credit another time. Lose your
33 customers that way. Pubs do. Fellows run up
1051 a bill on the slate and then
34 slinking around the back streets ⸢(B)[in to some other place.]in to some other place. into somewhere
1052
35else.
into somewhere
1052
35else.
(B)⸣
[in to some other place.]in to some other place. into somewhere
1052
35else.
into somewhere
1052
35else.


1053
1Here's this ⸢(B)[man]man nobleman nobleman (B)⸣ [man]man nobleman nobleman passed before. Blown in from the
2 bay. Just went
1054 as far as turn back. Always at home at dinnertime. Looks
3 mangled out: had
1055 a good tuck in. Enjoying nature now. Grace after meals.
4 After supper walk
1056 a mile. Sure he has a small bank balance somewhere,
5 government sit. Walk
1057 after him now make him awkward like those
6 newsboys me today. Still you
1058learn something. See ourselves as others see
7us.
⸢DStill you
1058learn something. See ourselves as others see
7us.D⸣
So long as women don't
1059mock what matter?
⸢1So long as women don't
1059mock what matter?1⸣
That's the way to find
8 out. Ask yourself who is he now.
1060The
Mystery ⸢D Mystery D⸣ Man on the Beach,
9 prize titbit⸢(B)titbit(B)⸣ story by Mr Leopold Bloom.
1061 Payment at the rate of one
10 guinea per column. And that fellow today at the
1062 graveside in the brown⸢(B)brown(B)⸣ ⸢1[mackintosh.]mackintosh.
11 macintosh.

11 macintosh.
1⸣
[mackintosh.]mackintosh.
11 macintosh.

11 macintosh.
Corns on his kismet however. Healthy
1063 perhaps
12 absorb all the. Whistle brings rain they say. Must be some
1064 somewhere. Salt
13 in the Ormond damp.
Salt
13 in the Ormond damp.
The body feels the atmosphere. Old
1065 Betty's joints
14 are on the rack. Mother Shipton's prophecy that is about
1066 ships ⸢(B)[round the
15world]
round the
15world
around they fly around they fly (B)⸣
[round the
15world]
round the
15world
around they fly around they fly
in the twinkling. No. Signs of rain it is. The
16 royal
1067 reader. And distant hills seem coming nigh.


1068
17Howth. Bailey light. Two, four, six, eight, nine. See. Has to change
18or
1069they might think it a house. Wreckers. Grace Darling.
⸢2Has to change
18or
1069they might think it a house. Wreckers. Grace Darling. 2⸣
People afraid of
19 the
1070 dark. Also glowworms, cyclists: lightingup time. Jewels ⸢(B)[too,
20diamonds,]
too,
20diamonds,
diamonds diamonds (B)⸣
[too,
20diamonds,]
too,
20diamonds,
diamonds diamonds
flash
1071 better. Women.⸢RWomen.R⸣ Light is a kind of
21 reassuring. Not going to hurt you. Better
1072 now of course than long ago.
22 Country roads. Run you through the small
1073 guts for nothing. Still two types
23 there are you bob against. [1Excuse me. ]Excuse me. Scowl or smile.
1074 Pardon!⸢1 Pardon!1⸣ Not
24 at all. Best time to spray ⸢(B)[flowers]flowers plants plants (B)⸣ [flowers]flowers plants plants too in the shade after the sun.
1075
25Some light still. Red rays are longest. Roygbiv ⸢5[Reynolds]Reynolds Vance Vance 5⸣ [Reynolds]Reynolds Vance Vance taught
26us: red,
1076orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
⸢2
25Some light still. Red rays are longest. Roygbiv ⸢5[Reynolds]Reynolds Vance Vance 5⸣ [Reynolds]Reynolds Vance Vance taught
26us: red,
1076orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.2⸣
A star I see. Venus?
27Can't tell yet.
1077Two. When three it's night.
⸢DA star I see. Venus?
27Can't tell yet.
1077Two. When three it's night.D⸣
Were those nightclouds there
28 all the time?
1078 Looks like a phantom ship. No. Wait. ⧼A mirage⧽A mirage Trees are
29they? An optical illusion.
1079Mirage.
⸢D Looks like a phantom ship. No. Wait. ⧼A mirage⧽A mirage Trees are
29they? An optical illusion.
1079Mirage.D⸣
Land of the setting sun this. Homerule
30 sun setting in the ⸢5[northeast.]northeast. southeast. southeast. 5⸣ [northeast.]northeast. southeast. southeast.
1080 My native land, goodnight.


1081
31Dew falling. Bad for you, dear, to sit on that stone. Brings on white
1082
32 fluxions. Never have ⧼the⧽the little baby then⧼.⧽. less he was big strong fight his
33way upup
1083through.
⸢2Never have ⧼the⧽the little baby then⧼.⧽. less he was big strong fight his
33way upup
1083through.2⸣
Might get piles myself. Sticks too like a summer cold,
34 sore on the
1084 mouth. Cut with grass or paper worst.⸢2Cut with grass or paper worst.2⸣ Friction of the
35 position. Like to be
1085 that rock she sat on. O sweet little, you don't know
36how nice you looked. I
1086 begin to like them at that age. Green apples. Grab
1 at all that offer.
I
1086 begin to like them at that age. Green apples. Grab
1 at all that offer.
Suppose
1087it's the only time we cross legs, seated.
⸢2O sweet little, you don't know
36how nice you looked. I
1086 begin to like them at that age. Green apples. Grab
1 at all that offer.
I
1086 begin to like them at that age. Green apples. Grab
1 at all that offer.
Suppose
1087it's the only time we cross legs, seated.2⸣
Also the
2 library today: those girl
1088graduates. Happy chairs under them. But it's the
3 evening influence. They
1089feel all that. Open like ⸢(B)[flowers too,]flowers too, flowers, flowers, (B)⸣ [flowers too,]flowers too, flowers, flowers,
4 know their hours, sunflowers,⸢(B)sunflowers,(B)⸣ Jerusalem
1090 artichokes, [(B)sunflowers,]sunflowers, in
5 ballrooms, chandeliers,⸢(B)chandeliers,(B)⸣ avenues under the lamps. Nightstock
1091 in Mat
6 Dillon's garden where I kissed her shoulder. Wish I had ⸢5[an]an a full
7length
a full
7length
5⸣
[an]an a full
7length
a full
7length

1092oilpainting of her then.
⸢2Wish I had ⸢5[an]an a full
7length
a full
7length
5⸣
[an]an a full
7length
a full
7length

1092oilpainting of her then.2⸣
June that was ⸢(B)[too. I wooed. And now.]too. I wooed. And now.
8too I wooed.

8too I wooed.
(B)⸣
[too. I wooed. And now.]too. I wooed. And now.
8too I wooed.

8too I wooed.
The year returns.
1093 History repeats itself.⸢D History repeats itself.D⸣ Ye crags and
9peaks I'm with you once again.
⸢3Ye crags and
9peaks I'm with you once again.3⸣
Life,
1094love, voyage round your own little
10world.
⸢1Life,
1094love, voyage round your own little
10world.1⸣
And now?⸢(B)And now?(B)⸣ Sad about her lame of
1095 course but must be on your
11 guard not to feel too much pity. They take
1096 advantage.


1097
12All quiet on Howth now. The distant hills seem. Where we. ⧼Yum
13 yum.⧽
Yum
13 yum.
The
1098 rhododendrons. I am a fool perhaps. He gets the plums, and I
14 the
1099 ⸢1[leavings.]leavings. plumstones. plumstones. 1⸣ [leavings.]leavings. plumstones. plumstones. Where I come in.⸢2Where I come in.2⸣ All that old hill has seen.
15 Names change:
1100 that's all. Lovers: yum yum.


1101
16Tired I feel now. Will I get up? O wait.⸢DWill I get up? O wait.D⸣ Drained all the manhood
17 out
1102 of me, little wretch. She kissed me. [RMy youth.]My youth. Never again. My
18youth.
⸢RMy
18youth.R⸣
Only once it
1103 comes. Or hers. Take the train there tomorrow. No.
19 Returning not the
1104 same. Like kids your second visit to a house. The new I
20 want. ⸢(B)[Is there any?]Is there any? Nothing new
1105under the sun.
Nothing new
1105under the sun.
(B)⸣
[Is there any?]Is there any? Nothing new
1105under the sun.
Nothing new
1105under the sun.
Care of P. O.
21 Dolphin's Barn. Are you not happy in your?
1106 Naughty darling. At
22 Dolphin's barn charades in Luke Doyle's house. Mat
1107 Dillon and his bevy of ⸢(B)[daughters were there,]daughters were there,
23 daughters:

23 daughters:
(B)⸣
[daughters were there,]daughters were there,
23 daughters:

23 daughters:
Tiny, Atty, Floey, ⸢5[Mamie, Louie,]Mamie, Louie,
24Maimy, Louy,

24Maimy, Louy,
5⸣
[Mamie, Louie,]Mamie, Louie,
24Maimy, Louy,

24Maimy, Louy,
⸢2 ⸢5[Mamie, Louie,]Mamie, Louie,
24Maimy, Louy,

24Maimy, Louy,
5⸣
[Mamie, Louie,]Mamie, Louie,
24Maimy, Louy,

24Maimy, Louy,
2⸣
⸢5[Sara.]Sara. Hetty. Hetty. 5⸣ [Sara.]Sara. Hetty. Hetty.
1108 Molly too. Eightyseven that was. Year
25 before we. And the old major, partial
1109 to his drop of spirits. Curious she an
26 only child, I an only child. ⸢(B)[Now it returns. Dolphin's barn.]Now it returns. Dolphin's barn. So it
1110
27returns.
So it
1110
27returns.
(B)⸣
[Now it returns. Dolphin's barn.]Now it returns. Dolphin's barn. So it
1110
27returns.
So it
1110
27returns.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round
28 is
1111 the shortest way home. And just when ⸢(B)[she and he.]she and he. he and she. he and she. (B)⸣ [she and he.]she and he. he and she. he and she.
29 Circus horse walking in
1112 a ring. Rip van Winkle we played. Rip: tear in
30 Henny Doyle's overcoat.
1113 Van: breadvan delivering. Winkle: cockles and
31 periwinkles. Then I did Rip
1114 van Winkle coming back. She leaned on the
32 sideboard watching. Moorish
1115 eyes. Twenty years ⸢D[asleep.]asleep. asleep in Sleepy
33Hollow.
asleep in Sleepy
33Hollow.
D⸣
[asleep.]asleep. asleep in Sleepy
33Hollow.
asleep in Sleepy
33Hollow.
All changed. Forgotten. The
1116 young are ⸢V{old now.}old now. old. old. V⸣ {old now.}old now. old. old. His gun
34 rusty from the dew.


1117
35Ba. What is that flying about? Swallow? Bat probably. Thinks I'm a
1118
36 tree⧼.⧽., so blind. Have birds no smell? ⸢2Have birds no smell? 2⸣ Metempsychosis. They believed
1 you
1119 could be changed into ⸢(B)[one]one a tree a tree (B)⸣ [one]one a tree a tree from grief. Weeping willow. Ba.
2 There he goes.
1120 Funny little beggar. Wonder where he lives. Belfry up there.
3 Very likely.
1121 Hanging by ⸢1[the]the his his 1⸣ [the]the his his heels in the ⧼e⧽e odour of sanctity. Bell
4 scared him out, I
1122 suppose. Mass seems to be over. Could hear them allthem all
5at it. Pray for us. And
1123pray for us. And pray for us. Good idea the
6repetition. Same thing with ads.
1124Buy from us. And buy from us.
⸢1Could hear them allthem all
5at it. Pray for us. And
1123pray for us. And pray for us. Good idea the
6repetition. Same thing with ads.
1124Buy from us. And buy from us.1⸣
Yes,
7 there's the light in the priest's house.
1125 Their frugal meal. Remember about
8 the mistake in the valuation when I
1126 was in Thom's. Twentyeight it is. Two
9 houses they have. Gabriel Conroy's
1127 brother is curate. Ba. Again. Wonder
10 why they come out at night like mice.
1128 They're a mixed breed. Birds are like
11 hopping mice. What frightens them,
1129 light or noise? Better sit still. All
12 instinct like the bird in drouth got water
1130 out of the end of a jar by throwing
13 in pebbles. Like a little man in a cloak he
1131 is with tiny hands. Weeny bones.
14 Almost see them shimmering, kind of a
1132 bluey white. Colours depend on the
15 light you see. Stare the sun for example
1133like the eagle then look at a shoe
16see a blotch blob yellowish.
⸢DStare the sun for example
1133like the eagle then look at a shoe
16see a blotch blob yellowish.D⸣
Wants to
1134stamp his trademark on
17everything.
⸢1Wants to
1134stamp his trademark on
17everything.1⸣
Instance, that cat this morning on the
1135staircase. Colour of
18 brown turf. Say you never see them with three colours.
1136Not true. That
19half tabbywhite tortoiseshell in the City Arms with the letter
1137em on her
20forehead.
⸢DSay you never see them with three colours.
1136Not true. That
19half tabbywhite tortoiseshell in the City Arms with the letter
1137em on her
20forehead.D⸣
Body fifty different colours.⸢1Body fifty different colours.1⸣ Howth a while ago
1138 amethyst.
21 Glass flashing. That's how that wise man what's his name with
1139 the burning
22 glass. Then the heather goes on fire. It can't be tourists'
1140 matches. What?
23 Perhaps the sticks dry rub together in the wind and light.
1141 Or broken
24bottles in the furzein the furze act as a burning glass in the sun.
1142Archimedes. I have
25it!
⸢D Or broken
24bottles in the furzein the furze