Paddy Dwyer, the Irish blacksmith, and his helper, Dennis Grady, who is also his daughter Norah's sweetheart, are the prime leaders in the conspiracy against the Crown. Michael Finn, a young chap about the age of Dennis, is also concerned in the movement, together with a number of Irish patriots. Michael drinks too freely one day and calls upon Norah. She resents his attentions and Dennis arrives in time to find her in the embrace of Michael; he gives him a good beating. A company of English soldiers has landed in the town and the Colonel posts a notice of reward for the capture of Paddy and Dennis. To avenge himself, Michael informs the Colonel, on shipboard, of a meeting that is to take place at the Dwyer home that evening, to which Dennis and a number of Irish patriots are invited. They put Michael to bed on shipboard after giving him something to drink. He has a very disturbing dream about the result of his act and awakens only to be filled with remorse at the betrayal of his ...
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