He had also been fortunate enough to secure some of the police contracts and in the end he had become rich enough to be alluded to in the Dublin newspapers as a merchant prince.
He looked at the contracted and quivering face of the child and began to be alarmed.
May I ask you why you haven’t made a copy of that contract between Bodley and Kirwan?
Let me tell you that if the contract is not copied before this evening I’ll lay the matter before Mr. Crosbie….
"But, of course, that doesn’t alter the contract," she said.
The contract was for four concerts.
Her daughter had signed a contract for eight guineas and she would have to be paid.
I have my contract, and I intend to see that it is carried out.
My daughter has her contract.
The man walked heavily towards the door and, as he went out of the room, he heard Mr. Alleyne cry after him that if the contract was not copied by evening Mr. Crosbie would hear of the matter.
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She entered heart and soul into the details of the enterprise, advised and dissuaded: and finally a contract was drawn up by which Kathleen was to receive eight guineas for her services as accompanist at the four grand concerts.
This address in the presence of the public, his run upstairs and the porter he had gulped down so hastily confused the man and, as he sat down at his desk to get what was required, he realised how hopeless was the task of finishing his copy of the contract before half past five.
As soon as the first part was ended Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mr. Holohan went over to Mrs. Kearney and told her that the other four guineas would be paid after the committee meeting on the following Tuesday and that, in case her daughter did not play for the second part, the committee would consider the contract broken and would pay nothing.