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144                                                                                        [1877
unless they are well                In the
thing striking must be done.    Your
do something striking.    You           show
mean to  stand  by the active          in the            of
Commons."    That was ail he         but it
" Something striking must be done."    I
how  he said these  words; what
there was  in the voice                     of the
what a strange voice.    And how the                  to be
forced, as if they were too              to be           with—
" Something striking must be         "-—
hands and clenched fists,
you all the time.    Well, I left
Butt should be deposed,
president of the Conf                                 the
" striking thing " I could think of. It         very
I was very fond of Butt.    He                   the
hearted man in the world,                     I          to do
the unkindest thing to him.    I        brought
the association, I had           him president,
was I now going to depose him.    But Parnell's words,
" Something striking must be done/'         in my
and I felt he was right.    But it was a sad business all
the  same.    The meeting took place   in  September.
There was a great gathering.    Of course the Fenians
bossed the show, and they were determined to a man to
make Pamell president.    Butt was there, Pameli was
there,   everyone   was there.    And   what   a   contrast
between Butt and Parnell!   Butt with his leonine head,
his beaming face, his sparkling eyes, and the merry
laugh which used to ring out so cheerily and musically.
Parnell, cold and reserved, dignified and almost austere.
" My dear fellow, delighted to  see you/' Butt would
say, and he would almost take you into his arms.   How