I do not,' sez Peg, 'but dhrunk or sober I'll tear the hide off your back wid a shovel whin I've stopped singin'.' "'Say you so, Peg Barney?' sez I.
"I saluted - but for the life av me I mint to shake hands whin I went in.
Or there won't be a rag av kit betune thim whin you do.'
They come round me an' shuk me, an' I tould thim I was in privit employ wid an income av me own, an' a drrrawin'-room fit to bate the Quane's; an' wid me lies an' me shtories an' nonsinse gin'rally, I kept 'em quiet in wan way an' another, knockin' roun' the camp.'Twas bad even thin whin I was the Angil av Peace.
He cut Peg Barney as near as might be on the oi that I'd squshed whin we first met.
"There was no tucker in the draf' whin ut fell in for the march, an' divil a wurrd about 'illegality' cud I hear.
An' by the Holy Articles av War, whin they wint aboord they cheered him till they cudn't spake, an' that, mark you, has not come about wid a draf' in the mlm'ry av livin' man!
The resident, who didn't want to be named, said they got a brief respite over Christmas but the problem is as bad as ever now the schools - Acklam Whin
Primary and St Clare's RC Primary - are back.
And so he was bein' a statesman whin
he vetoed the parental leave bill, which he said was such a foine thing durin' the campaign?"