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Reidy’s Harvest

The sermon for that Sunday took the Gospel account of the rich landowner who had built extra barns to accommodate his bumper harvest. The punch line, delivered with great gusto by Father McGuire, left Reidy with a mixture of guilt and apprehension. Wasn’t it himself who had a bumper oat crop and who had pegged out the site for his second haystack that very morning before Mass? And did he not have more than enough in the first stack to cover his needs? Then, there was the matter of the mouse plague. Micky Skehill avowed that the rodents were on…

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