The pay was eighty-five rupees a month, and Dinah Shadd said that if Terence did not accept she would make his life a "basted purgathory." Therefore the Mulvaneys came out as "civilians," which was a great and terrible fall; though Mulvaney tried to disguise it by saying that he was "Ker'nel on the railway line, an' a consequinshal man."
Dinah Shadd had planted peas about and about, and nature had spread all manner of green stuff round the place.
There's no houldin' Dinah Shadd now she's got a house av her own.
Dinah Shadd had told me in the drawing-room of her desire to coax Mulvaney into letting his beard grow.
"Dinah Shadd, you're a dishgrace to an honust, clane-scraped man!
The whiskey was lent and returned, but Dinah Shadd, who had been just as eager as her husband in asking after old friends, rent me with -
I took refuge by Mulvaney, for Dinah Shadd has a temper of her own.
"Mister, Terence," interrupted Dinah Shadd. "Now the Divil an' all his angils an' the Firmament av Hiven fly away wid the 'Mister,' an' the sin av makin' me swear be on your confession, Dinah Shadd!
Dinah Shadd dexterously whipped the bottle away, saying at the same time, "'Tis nothing to be proud av," and thus captured by the enemy, Mulvaney spake: -
"He tuk his best coat," said Dinah Shadd, reproachfully.
I cud ha' done no less, Dinah Shadd. You and your digresshins interfere wid the coorse av the narrative.
Yet I had come in the degenerate day of trolley, bicycle and rural delivery, when communication was easy between the scattered mountain villages, and the bigger towns in the valleys, such as Bettsbridge and Shadd
's Falls, had libraries, theatres and Y.