The O'Neill, an Irish patriot, covertly returned to the old, familiar haunts, from which he had been obliged to flee during times of oppression, and found a proclamation, nailed in a conspicuous place, which offered a reward for his apprehension. He therefore betook himself to the country lanes, that he might meet his old friends, the peasants. One in particular, a frail old man, tottering with age, welcomed O'Neill to his humble cottage, and divided his last crusts. Touched by the abject poverty of his countryman. The O'Neill determined to aid them at the price of becoming a highwayman. Going to a secluded spot along the highway, he masked himself and lay in waiting. Soon a carriage appeared, and with a command to halt, O'Neill politely requested the occupants to alight. The passengers were an elderly gentleman, who protested vigorously, and his charming daughter, Elinor, from whom O'Neill, with the utmost courtesy, took a finger ring. In a spirit of mockery, The O'Neill forced ...
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