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The Irish Twins

Lucy Fitch Perkins

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .And then when you look back again, faith, they’re nowhere at all!”

“Did Mary O’Connor catch one?” asked Eileen.

“Did she now!” cried Grannie. “Listen to this. One day Mary O’Connor was sitting in her bit of garden, with her knitting in her hand, and she was watching some bees that were going to swarm.

“It was a fine day in June, and the bees were humming, and the birds were chirping and hopping, and the butterflies were flying about, and everything smelt as sweet and fresh as if it was the first day of the world.

“Well, all of a sudden, what did she hear among the bean-rows in the garden but a noise that went tick-tack, tick-tack, just for all the world as if a brogue-maker was putting on the heel of a pump!

“‘The Lord preserve us,’ says Mary O’Connor; ‘what in the world can that be?’

“So she laid down her knitting, and she went ove. . . Read More

Community Reviews

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Test message. This is a very intereting read. Would recommend to all my friends. Looking forward to read more book by this author.

I liked this better than my son did.

I chose this one over the other Twins books because my family is Irish and so wanted to acquaint my kids with some of that heritage. This was a good, kid-friendly way to introduce the Troubles as well as give a glimpse of 19-century life in landlord-run Ireland (though no reference to Penal Laws)...more

its good.