Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent.
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After Sean and Red's first confrontation in the pub, the publican is pulling a round of drinks for everyone. It can be seen that he is taking full pints from a line and pretending to fill them. In Ireland, it is customary to have a row of drinks, such as Guinness, ready to be topped up as it is best served once it has settled. See more
Father Peter Lonergan, Narrator
Well, then. Now. I'll begin at the beginnin'. A fine soft day in the spring, it was, when the train pulled into Castletown, three hours late as usual, and himself got off. He didn't have the look of an American tourist at all about him. Not a camera on him; what was worse, not even a fishin' rod.
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