Garryowen (Classic Reprint)

Garryowen (Classic Reprint)

by H. De Vere Stacpoole
     
 

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The great old house of Drumgool, ugly as a barn, with a Triton dressed in moss and blowing a conch shell before the front door, stands literally in the roar of the sea.

From the top front windows you can see the Atlantic, blue in summer, grey in winter, tremendous in calm or storm, and the eternal roar of the league-long waves comes over the

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Excerpt from Garryowen

The great old house of Drumgool, ugly as a barn, with a Triton dressed in moss and blowing a conch shell before the front door, stands literally in the roar of the sea.

From the top front windows you can see the Atlantic, blue in summer, grey in winter, tremendous in calm or storm, and the eternal roar of the league-long waves comes over the stunted fir-trees sheltering the house front, a lullaby or menace just as your fancy wills.

Everything around Drumgool is on a vast and splendid scale. To the east beyond Drumboyne, beyond the golden gorse, the mournful black bogs and the flushes of purple heather, the sun with one sweep of his brush paints thirty miles of hills.

Vast hills ever changing and always beautiful, gone now in the driving mist and rain, now unwreatning themselves of cloud and disclosing sunlit crag and purple glen outlined against the far-off blue and magical with the desolate beauty of distance.

The golden eagle stills haunts these hills, and lying upon the moors of a summer day you may see the peregrine falcon hanging in the air above, and watch him vanish to the cry of the grouse he has struck down and whose head he will tear off amidst the heather.

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ISBN-13:
9781331080633
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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