^ET. 36] ' FIGHT AND STICK TOGETHER' 371
in the country, speaking with studied moderation, and showing clearly that it was his wish to keep things : quiet for the present. Alderman Eedmond, who travelled
with him by train to one of these meetings—from i Waterford to Dungarvan and back—has given me the
following note of a conversation which took place t between them:
I 'I found Parnell a pleasant companion. He did
i not like talking, but he listened to you with great
! attention. I said: " Mr. Parnell, how do you think
; Home Eule is getting on ? " " Very well," he answered.
; "If the people pull steadily together we shall get it in
a few years."
' Alderman Redmond. " Surely, Mr. Parnell, the English people are strongly opposed to Home Eule. You will take a long time to bring them round." | ' Parnell. " They were strongly opposed to Catholic
Emancipation, but they had to come round in the end, ! O'Connell had nothing like our power; he stood almost
alone. We have only to fight and stick together, and we will win. We must not yield an inch. You get ^ nothing from the English by yielding."
"Alderman Eedmond. "But, Mr. Parnell, some , Pe°ple think that we are not fit for Home Eule, that we
! would misuse it. They say all this in the North."
1 ' Parnell. " The North certainly show us a bad ex-
f ample, for they exclude Catholics from all power there.
i There might be difficulties in working Home Eule at
* first, but the good sense of the country would make
' things right after a time. Even the fears of the North
| would soon be set at rest."
! 'Alderman Redmond. "How would you make
l Ireland prosper under Home Eule ? "
! ( Parnell (laughing). " Well, I will ask you another