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Page 50 - Tales from Rory MacKinnon, Sugar Loaf

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/8/1 (235 reads)

Rory MBcKinnon CONTINUED from inside front cover the floor stuck to the earth and he couldn't move. He was there for about a week, hollerin' and screechin' and every? body in town was that scared they wouldn't dare come out of the doors of the house. Well, he went down where he was at. "Hello, devil," he says. "Hello," the devil says. "What do you took me (for), keeping me here." "Oh, I'm keeping you there," he says. "You've got to give me another year before I let you clear," he says, "Sure," he says, "I'll give you another year. Let me out of here." He says, "Go ahead." He went through the roof. Took half the roof with him. And every time after that when they'd fix the hole when the night come (in the) morning (it would be) open the same as ever. Could never close up the hole. Aw, mister, old Jack, he was going around here and there and another year came to an end. "Well," he said, "look mister"--he was in the,store he had--"come on with me today. You're not going to trick me today like you tricked me the other day." "Aw, no, I wouldn't trick you at all," he said, "but come on with me to home," he said. "I've got to put on me clothes so I can go with you." "All right," he said, "I'll go with you." He says, "Sit down on that chair." He sat down on the chair. The chair stuck to the floor and the floor stuck to the earth and here he was and he couldn't move. Not a stir. "You comin' now?" Not a smoke. he told the old devil. "I can't get out of here." They all left the house, left him there screechin' and hollerin' and like his tongue was out about a foot from hollerin' No getting clear. But old Jack come in. "Well," Jack told him, "give me another year," he says, "and I'll let you clear." "Go ahead," he said. He made one jump and through the loft and through the roof he went to a nice house. And they closed the hole in the day and the night would close OUR BUSINESS Is Helping Your Business If you're considering starting a new business or expanding your present operation we can provide access to the public and private sector programs and services that can help. We have 11 regional offices across the province staffed with knowledgeable business people. Whether you're facing a challenge in financing, marketing or any other aspect of business management contact our office in your area. Department of Development Business Expertise In Your Neighborhood 5151 George street P.O. Box 519 Halifax, NovaScotia B3J 2R7 424-5690 DON'S FLOWERS p. 0. Box 179, Port Hawkesbury, N. S. BOE 2V0 Serving Port Hood, Judique, Inverness, and sur- rounding areas. Telephone 625-2215 or 625-2717. Stubberfs Convenience Stores Florence Bras d'Or 109 and 172 Main St., Sydney Mines The Challenger Restaurant Sydney Mines Sxmday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Comfortable Dining, and Take Out Food (736-2033) flpra's''iftSfjop Located 2 miles south of Cheticamp at POINT CROSS Largest display of Cheticamp Hooked Rugs -Art Gallery with oil paintings by local artist- -Quality Souvenirs- New 1985: Handcrafted Clothing section -Tartans & Kilts- Sweaters, Jackets etc. -OPEN 7:30 AM-8 PM DAILY -Large parking-Restroom facilities- -U.S. currency at bank rate- Cheticamp, Cabot Trail, N.S. 902-224-3139 (50)
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