Duinnín in Áth na Lachan (tuilleadh)
Dineen in Duckford (continued)
- Niorbh fhada go raibh an Duinníneach agus an Constábla de Brún ar a mbealach go teach Fayley Toole in Áth na Lachan mar ar tharla an marú coicís roimhe sin. Lár mhí Iúil a bhí ann. Bhí an lá ag scarbháil i ndiaidh báisti, rith maith uisce sna claiseanna ar thaobh an bhóthair agus na loganna lán báistí. Talamh cothrom, feirmeacha beaga, bó ag féachaint thar chlaí anseo, asal ag grágaíl ansiúd. ‘Dein cur síos dom ar do chara Fayley Toole, a Bhill,’ arsa an Duinníneach.
Bhí a ghairm maite aige do Bhill agus é éirithe cairdiúil leis.[d.l. 153]
It wasn’t long before Dineen and Constable de Brún were on their way to Fayley Toole’s house in Duckford where the killing had taken place a fortnight before. It was the middle of July. The day was drying after rain, there was a good run of water in the gullies on the side of the road and the hollows were full of rain. Flat land, small farms, a cow looking over a fence here, a donkey braying there.
‘Describe your friend Fayley Toole to me, Bill’ said Dineen.
He had forgiven Bill his profession and had become friendly with him.
scarbháil Hardening, drying, crustation f clais channel; gully, ditch. f pl claiseanna log place, hollow m cothrom Level; balance; Equal, equable, measure. m claí Dike, wall; fence m grágaíl (Act of) cawing, croaking; braying; cackling; squawking f gairm call f