Hangman's House

1
With the French in Algiers -
  Where fighting men from
all the world find foemen 
for their steel.

2
"Commandant Hogan is
 safely back from his
 patrol!"

3
"Sir, I must ask leave of
 absence to return home
 at once."

4
"Home? To Ireland?"

5
"To Ireland.... where there's
 a price on your head ....
 Why run such a risk?"

6
"I've got to kill a man."

7
"Vive le Commandant!"

8
Ireland --
 Such a little place to
be so greatly loved.

9
Hangman's House --
 Where, if you've an ear 
for it, you can hear the
howling of the hanged.

10
"A curse on you, Jimmy,
 the Hangman! A blight
 on yer house .... and
 all in it!"

11
Baron O'Brien --
 of Glenmalure....
The hanging judge who
climbed to power on
the dangling rope of the
gallows.

12
"You've sent many a
 man to death .... are
 you ready for your
 sentence?"

13
"What is the verdict,
 Doctor?"

14
"You may live a day ....
 or a month .... but not
 longer."

15
"....and may the Lord
 have mercy on your
 soul...."

16
Connaught O'Brien -
 A pearl to clasp
the emerald acres of
Glenmalure.

17
Dermot McDermot -
 .... and him loving
Conn all his life....and
more than it.

18
"Conn, I'm asking your
 father tonight for the
 hand of you .... to go
 with the heart...."

19
"You are sad! Don't
 you want me to?"

20
"It's too late, Dermot...."

21
"....But we've always loved
 each other! What has
 happened?"

22
"My father is near death.
 He will go with more
 peace on him, if I marry
 John D'Arcy...."

23
John D'Arcy --
 From Paris....Moscow....
Madrid....any place but
the Ireland that saw him 
born.

24
"Conn, I'll die happier when
 I see you in your mother's
 wedding dress."

25
"....the bad son of a worse
 father....tricky Mick
 D'Arcy, the Informer."

26
"I gave my word, and
 I'll go through with
 it....but it is all so
 hurried....and...."

27
"....I don't love him."

28
"Love has never entered
 into my plans. You will
 be the first lady in the
 land!"

29
"Through D'Arcy, my
 ambitions for you will
 be realized. London....
 the diplomatic service....
 perhaps an embassy...."

30
"Oh, the French are on the sea
 Says the Shan Van Voght --"

31
"Can you tell me the
 way to Glenmalure of
 the O'Briens?"

32
"I can and I will,
 Citizen Hogan!"

33
"Yes, I know you....and
 yer father before ye....
 may the Saints rest
 his soul."

34
"Denis Hogan, from over
 the sea, are ye come to
 free Ireland?"

35
"This time I'm only come
 to free Ireland from a
 low, sneaking snake of
 a man!"

36
"You'll pardon the worldly
 glint in my eye, but there's
 no horse like the Galway
 hunter!"

37
"Heaven preserve us!
 Glenmalure's chapel
 is lighted after thirty
 years dark!"

38
"....and only for a funeral
 or a wedding would
 Hanging Jimmy strike a
 light!"

39
"Have you seen a great,
 powerful man with a
 cavalry swing to his
 legs?"

40
"If you mean such a man
 as I was in my youth,
 I have not!"

41
"Conn has married John
 D'Arcy. Promise me your
 friendship for them."

42
"Connaught will always
 have my....friendship."

43
"You forgot to write your
 new name, my child....
 remember, it is yours
 until death."

44
"I hope you'll be happy,
 Conn...."

45
"It was my father's wish,
 Dermot....but we can
 ride together....and
 talk as we always did,
 can't we?"

46
"I have closed the book
 of my life....there is no
 appeal."

47
"You've been a hard man,
 James O'Brien, and there's
 a curse on you....and you're
 leaving it to her...."

48
"I did what I thought
 was best....pray God
 I was right...."

49
"You shouldn't drink now,
 D'Arcy....with Conn's father
 gone and her needing you
 the more...."

50
"They're building a gibbet
 for Jimmy, the Hangman,
 in Hell by this time....
 we're going to bed."

51
"It's a pleasure to escort
 such a grand bridegroom
 to his bed, Mr. D'Arcy."

52
Gray Days --
 Lightened only by
moments together.

53
"The Bard's in grand fettle
 for racing tomorrow,
 Dermot!"

54
"I'm not going to
 the race. It won't
 be the same...."

55
"You must go! It'll give
 heart to The Bard to
 see you at the rail."

56
"But it'll take more heart
 out of me. There'll be no
 hand of yours in mine...."

57
St. Stephen's Day in the
  Morning! With the
blessings of the sun on
the crowds and the
horses.

58
"If the mon cud see yer
 Scotch kilt, he'd drop
 dead."

59
"Miss O'Brien's jockey
 has gone....and him
 to ride The Bard!"

60
"There's no time to lose!
Find Master Dermot!"

61
"It was a devil's dirty job,
 D'Arcy, but it's done."

62
"D'ARCY!"

63
"Aren't you the D'Arcy 
 who just left Paris?"

64
"I've never been to Paris
 in my life."

65
"You haven't been to
 Hell yet, either....have
 you?"

66
"Why did you lie to
 that man?"

67
"Why should I discuss
 my affairs with an
 insolent beggar?"

68
"....It's Hogan....they call
 him Citizen Hogan....
 there's a reward for his
 head...."

69
"The King's bullet in your
 cup, Hogan, and a machine
 gun at your back. You
 haven't a chance."

70
"I was known as the
 daughter of Jimmy, the
 Hangman .... but that
 was better than wife 
 to D'Arcy, the Informer."

71
"Mr. Dermot, sir, The
 Bard's jockey has
 been made way with!"

72
"Gentlemen and jockeys up!"

73
"Sure, now, sir, being a
 grand horseman yourself,
 you wouldn't prevent a
 man seeing the races."

74
"Dermot, I'm fearful to
 have you risk your
 life on this course!"

75
"You're the finest man
 on a horse in Ireland....
 but I'd rather not have
 you race today...."

76
"The Bard must run, Conn.
 You can't take him out
 with all the poor people
 backing him!"

77
"Who asked you to ride
 my horse? Dismount!"

78
"I've bet every penny
 I could borrow on
 another horse!"

79
"Do you mean you bet
 against my horse?"

80
"THEY'RE OFF!"

81
"The Bard is gathering
 for the jump! Dermot
 is riding a magnificent
 race!"

82
"For the money we have
 on ye....and the love of
 Dermot!"

83
"It's a smart ass you are!
 Stand on yer hind legs
 and bray for The Bard."

84
"THE BARD WINS!"

85
"Get into the lorry before
 they tear you to pieces.
 If I wasn't on duty, I'd
 enjoy the sight."

86
"I'm an officer and a
 gentleman and I won't
 ride with....that."

87
The bullet that dropped
 The Bard was D'Arcy's 
blackball from the society 
of decent men.

88
"Dermot, I've got to talk
 to you....it's about Conn.
 I'll find a place where
 they don't know me."

89
"....him that shot The
 Bard and informed on the
 Citizen .... I'll have to go
 to confession for letting
 him in."

90
"Why did you bet against
 Conn's horse?"

91
"Longer odds....more
 money....I wanted to
 get out of Ireland...."

92
"....and leave Conn?"

93
"That's one reason I
 want to go. She hates
 the sight of me...."

94
"What's between you and
 Hogan that makes you
 go white with the fear
 of him?"

95
"He wants to kill me....
 because I loved his sister
 in Paris...."

96
"If you loved her, why
 didn't you marry her?"

97
"I did, you fool! That's
 why he's hunting me...."

98
"Then you dared to
 marry Conn?"

99
"Stand back, you horse-
 shooting blackguard!
 Assaulting the young
 gentleman!"

100
"Take this money and go!
 If I ever see you again, I'll
 kill you!"

101
"I've found Hogan's hide-
 out on the seacoast. 
 He'll tell us the straight
 of the story."

102
"....and after this trip,
 Mavourneen, there
 may be an end to
 our troubles."

103
"There's a skiff making
 down the inlet, Citizen
 Hogan, sir."

104
"Do you know where I can
 find Citizen Hogan?"

105
"Neddy Joe, my friend
 and servant, told me
 to whisper the pass-
 word 'Fontenoy'."

106
"Oh, you're the lad that 
 rode the grand race...."

107
"....I saw it from the
 Royal Box!"

108
"I came to see you about
 John D'Arcy. He married
 your sister, I believe."

109
"Last month he married
 the girl I love....and I'm
 hoping it wasn't legal."

110
"....so, you see, he was
 legally free to marry....
 again...."

111
"Is D'Arcy at Glenmalure?"

112
"No, thank God! I gave
 him money to leave
 Ireland."

113
"All the news I have
 is bad...."

114
"It'll be good luck on ye
 the rest of yer lives,
 starting marriage in the 
 hideout of The Hogan!"

115
"She thinks we're just
 married."

116
"Would to God we 
 were...."

117
"Oh, Dermot....why can't
 we go away....together....
 and...."

118
"I'm sorry. It was the
 heart of me running
 away with the head."

119
Back to Hangman's House....
 to the echoing halls....and
the mocking ghosts....

120
"I thought....and hoped....
 you had gone...."

121
"I want to stay here with
 your mother. He's back
 at Glenmalure."

122
"There's creepy doings at
 Hangman's House. D'Arcy
 back....and the valuables
 going out at night to
 be sold...."

123
"I'm surprised to see
 you here, Lad...."

124
"I've come to settle
 with D'Arcy."

125
"With the both of us here,
 there won't be enough
 left of D'Arcy to go
 around!"

126
"D'Arcy, I have a matter
 to settle with you....
 a matter of life and
 death...."

127
"I'll settle first....and
 there'll be nothing left
 for the boy to do...."

128
"Coal oil! So you thought
 you'd strip the house
 and burn it before you
 went?"

129
"John D'Arcy, I ought
 to kill you like the
 rat you are...."

130
"Give me a chance....
 a fighting chance...."

131
"Sure, a brave man who
 could kill a great horse
 isn't afraid of a knife!"

132
"Cold steel freezes
 my heart....I can't
 touch it...."

133
"There's pistols in the
 box....please give me
 a chance with guns..."

134
"Dermot McDermot, a great
 yellow stain has gone from
 the green of Ireland."

135
"Give the devil his due.
 It was a fine leap he
 made to his death!"

136
"I'm going back to the
 brown desert....but I'm
 taking the green place
 with me in my heart."

THE END

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