Archive | February 2018

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 111-115)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 111 “Prawn! Why should I mind? If this was London I’d be inundating you with my friends, so why shouldn’t you? I’m glad you’re giving me a look-see at the blokes in the seminary, though it’s a bit unfair to me, isn’t it? Hands off the lot of […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 106-110)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 106 However, the moment of realization came to Meggie at that instant, watching him stand outlined against the crisp sky in his brief cotton swimsuit. My God, it’s all over! The babyhood, the boyhood. He’s a man. Pride, resentment, a female melting at the quick, a terrific consciousness […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 101-105)

  The  Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 101 That eventually Frank managed to fit into Drogheda life at all was thanks to Fee, who in the face of stiff male Cleary opposition continued to act as if her oldest son had been gone but a short while, and had never brought disgrace on his […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 96-100)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 96 immediate postwar period, Cardinal de Bricassart helped thousands of displaced persons seek asylum in new countries, and was especially vigorous in aiding the Australian immigration program. Though by birth he is an Irishman, and though it seems he will not exert his influence as Cardinal de Bricassart […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 91-95)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 91 “I wouldn’t be now anyway.” The boy smiled. “I’m sixteen, so I’d be working.” He sighed. “I would have liked to keep going to school. Learning is important.” Archbishop Ralph started to laugh, then got up and refilled the glasses. “Don’t take any notice of me, Rainer. […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 86-90)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 86 “Just as well youse is twins, Jims,” said Col, throwing pebbles at the lizard, which didn’t seem disposed to move. “Youse look like a pair of poofters, all tied up together.” “You’re just jealous.” Jims grinned, stroking Patsy’s belly. “Patsy’s the best pillow in Tobruk.” “Yair, all […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 81-85)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 81 “You won’t want to have to tell Luke you’re leaving him when he’s worn out after the cane,” said Luddie delicately. “Much better if you catch him in a good mood, isn’t it? Best thing is, see him on a Saturday night or a Sunday after it’s […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 76-80)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 76 And that’s all there is to be said about it, Meggie O’Neill. I’m Meggie O’Neill, not Meggie de Bricassart. It even sounds silly, Meggie de Bricassart. I’d have to be Meghann de Bricassart, and I’ve always hated Meghann. Oh, will I ever stop regretting that they’re not […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 71-75)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 71 It was hours later when the doctor joined Anne on the veranda. “It’s a long, hard business for the little woman. First babies are rarely easy, but this one’s not lying well and she just drags on without getting anywhere. If she was in Cairns she could […]

The Thorn Birds (Chapter 66-70)

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Chapter 66 “Well, Arne and I decided to work on Sundays for a while. Tomorrow we’re off to Ingham.” “Which means poor Meggie won’t see you too often.” “Meg understands. It won’t be for more than a couple of years, and we do have the summer layoff. Arne says […]