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M. P., J. P., M. B., D. S. O., S. O. D., M. F. H., M. R. I. A., B. L.,
Mus. Doc., P. L. G., F. T. C. D., F. R. U. I., F. R. C. P. I. and F. R. C.
S. I.
       You never saw the like of it in all your born puff. Gob, if he got that
lottery ticket on the side of his poll he’d remember the gold cup, he
would so, but begob the citizen would have been lagged for assault and battery
and Joe for aiding and abetting. The jarvey saved his life by furious driving
as sure as God made Moses. What? O, Jesus, he did. And he let a volley of
oaths after him.
        Did I kill him, says he, or what?
       And he shouting to the bloody dog :
        After him, Garry! After him, boy!
       And the last we saw was the bloody car rounding the corner and
old sheepface on it gesticulating and the bloody mongrel after it with his
lugs back for all he was bloody well worth to tear him limb from limb.
Hundred to five! Jesus, he took the value of it out of him, I promise you.
       When, lo, there came about them all a great brightness and they beheld
the chariot wherein He stood ascend to heaven. And they beheld Him in the
chariot, clothed upon in the glory of the brightness, having raiment as of the
sun, fair as the moon and terrible that for awe they durst not look upon Him.
And there came a voice out of heaven, calling : Elijah! Elijah! And He
answered with a main cry : Abba! Adonai! And they beheld Him even Him,
ben Bloom Elijah, amid clouds of angels ascend to the glory of the brightness
at an angle of fortyfive degrees over Donohoe’s in Little Green Street like a
shot off a shovel.