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344      ,          CHAULKS  BTKWAET  PABXKLL             [1891
good-bye, and prepared to set out for the National Club. Parnoll said: " Well, I think I will walk with you to tho National Club/' and away wo wont. When we got to tho National Club, of course I roturnod to Morrison's with Panioll, and when wo got thoro he said: "I think 1 will come hack with you to the National Club again.11 4I Well, Mr. Parnoll," 1 said, 11 if you do, we will koop walking about tho streets all tho night.*' Ho said : ul do not care ; I do not like to bo alone/1 However, I insisted on his going to Morrison's, and wont off to tho Club.*
In September Parnoll addressed a mooting in the County Kerry, where ho was tho guest of Mr. Pierce Mahony, M.PM who has given me some reminiscences of his visit:
* Panioll was a very pleasant man in a house; he spent two nights with us in Kerry during the split. He was very homely. He would like to sit over tho fire at night, and talk, lie tisod to talk more during the split than over before. Ho was very observant about a house, noticed everything, especially whether tho house was warm or not; that was the first thing he noticed. 4< Your houses is nice and warm, Mahony, 1 like it;" that was the first thing ho mud when he came. We walked about the fields. I prided myself on having my hedges very neat. Alter looking around everything he said: "You are very fond of English hedges.*' I was very much amused. That was tho sole commentary on my hedges, lie was very fond of children and dogs. Ho took a particular fancy to one of my boys : Dtirmot, aged 15. Parnell was, of course, very superstitious. Ho would not dine thirteen at table. On day a man disappointed us at a dinner party, and we had just thirteen; so we sent 1 tbiin mill: ** WH, th fact IB, Mr. rnu>ll, 1 am thinking of           to tho tluuitru."                     ^