Page 29 - Awkward Donald / Domhnall Clibisteach
ISSUE : Issue 66
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/6/1
perform the marriage, he asked for the ring, and Donald tried in his pocket where he had saved the ring. But there was a hole in the pocket that the tobacco-pipe had made, and the ring went. And of course, Donald was in a kind of a terror, in a great terror, and he got as red as scarlet. "Take the boot off," says Katherine. But that wasn't as easy to do as it was to say. And she had to hold onto Donald her? self while the groom's man pulled the boot off him. And fortunately they found the ring inside, so the wedding was completed. When they were going away from the church, Donald tried to straighten out the beaver as best he could, but that couldn't be done. There was a twist in it over to one side, and it was as full of wrinkles as an old cow's horn. And that wasn't the worst, but the way it was always falling down on his face. And when Katherine saw the state that poor Donald was in, she'd pull the beaver hat off his head and put a handker? chief inside of the hat, as the lining, and place the hat on his head. They faced for Donald's place, and the piper playing, "What would put grief on you, the night of your wedding?" So when they reached their destination, Donald was so happy and jolly, he did not know what to do with himself. He thought that all his troubles were in the past. He put on his wedding shoes, and he was moving around as light as a bird. And the wedding reel commenced. And that's where the dance was. And Neil of the Tinkling said--and he was a famous dancer--that he never saw the likes of Donald on the floor. With how many were gathered in the house, the , room for dancing was only small. And there were a' row of women seated on a kind of a bench in air a chtilthaobh 's an 'ite-suidhe mar bhiodh e deanamh air a bhoineid, ach 'n uair th'inig dm suidhe, chaidh am bibhir a spliachadh cho tana ri bonnach. 'N uair a bha a sagart ris a' phdsadh, 's a dh'iarr e fdinne, dh'fhiach Ddmhnall anns a' phdca a chuir e'n gl'idheadh i, ach bha toll air a rinn a' phiob-tombaca, is dh'fhaibh an fhdinne. Chaidh Ddmhnall an geilt nach bu bheag, is dh'fh's e cho dearg ri sgdrlaid. "Thoir dhiot do bhdtainn'," arsa Catriona, ach cha robh sin cho furasda a dheanamh 's a bha e rhdh, is b'fheudar dhi-fh'in greim a chumail air Ddmhnall fhad 's a bha am fleasgach a' tarraing dheth na bdtainn! Gu fortanach, bha an fh'inne 'n am broinn, 's chaidh crioch a chur air a' phdsadh. 'N uair a bha iad a' falbh as an ea? glais, dh'fhiach '. Briarhill KENNELS 295-3255 Box 22 BADDECK BOEIBO BOARDING & GROOMING for DOGS & CATS (INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUNS) Pet Supplies IAMS*= ILfL-fR" Baddeck Home Hardware r m J' Headquarters for All Your Gardening Needs! • Lawn & Garden Maintenance Accessories • BICYCLES FISHING EQUIPMENT Seeds & Fertilizers Bar B Q's & Accessories Interior & Exterior HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Phone 295-2170 Visit our 3rd Floor and check out our... Home Care Assist Department Atlantic Canada's Premier Resort & Conference Centre Come to the Highlands! for business and pleasure Come to Invemty Inn, Cape Breton Island, heartland of North America's Gaelic culture. Cruise on a schooner, hike the Ivild Highlands or watch whales in the North Atlantic. Visit the world famous Bell Museum, Fortress Louisbourg or tour the fascinating Cabot Trail, verary Inn- your smart choice for conventions, strategy '""""' "t co'orate seminars. Inquire today. Phone ! oil Free for information 1-800-565-5660 P.O. Box 190, Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada BOE IBO ' • Fully experienced Catering Staff • Traditional Gaelic Hospitality • Children & Spousal Programs • Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Etc. Site of the 1993 Premiers' Conference =d3 1' Environment Environnement Canada Canada Canadian Parks Service canadien ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK No Admission Charge 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Year Round 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. July 1 to Sept. 30 Open 7 Days a Week BELL THE MAN * BELL THE EXPERIMENTER * HYDROFOIL HALL Beautiful, Intelligent and Peaceful BADDECK, N. S. 75 km. west of Sydney on Route 105 Children Can Build & Fly a Bell Kite Special Evening Presentations Inquire 295-2069 for Times Canada Baddeck: Beginning and End of the Cabot Trail
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