By Daphne du Maurier
The tale of a dangerous curse that bothered an Irish kinfolk for 100 years.
"I let you know your mine could be in ruins and your place destroyed and your kids forgotten... yet this hill could be status nonetheless to confound you." So curses Morty Donovan while Copper John Brodrick builds his mine at Hungry Hill.
The Brodricks of Clonmere achieve nice wealth by way of harnessing the facility of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the unique vendors of Clonmere fort, resent the Brodricks' good fortune, and view the nice apartment and its surrounding land theirs via rights. For generations the feud among the households has simmered, regularly threatening to wreck into violence...
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One ha nd was in his trou ser pocket, the other was pointing to something in the distance . M ishka looke d at him closely and took the whole pictu re in at a single glance-the knitted b rows, the smile hov ering on his pleasant face and in the corners of the mou th . He memorized ev ery detail of the featu res. The s tranger took the pictu re from M ishka, snapped the lock of the b rief case, and went off to bed. He u ndressed, lay down, and cov ered himself wi th his coat. He was dozing off when he heard the door creak.
31 Mishka didn't suspect why his grandfather was calling him, but he remembered all at once about that frying pan in hell and ran toward the old man. " 'Til give you devils right here and now. I'll spit on a cer- tain place and then dry it off with the switch . " He seized Nlishka by the forelock and called his mother out from the best room. "Come and admire your smart son . " S he came running. " ""Vhat has he done?! I just saw him riding the pig so fast that the dust Hew under them. " the mother groaned.
But the boy s . . " The tears rose again in 1H shka's throat. His father laughed and picked him up in his arms. "They 're telling lies, my son. I sailed on a ship. This big ship sailed on t he sea, and I was on it. " 36 "I fought the gentry, my dear. You' re s t ill small, so I had to go to war in your place. " H is father smiled, and tapping the time with his f oot, be gan to sing softly : Oh, Nl ishka, M ishka, my dear lad, Don't go to war, let your dad go instead. He's seen much of the world, he's old and strong, You're not even m arried, you're still so young.
Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier