O'REILLY, John A.
Title: Last Sentinel of Castle Hill : A Newfoundland Story. In glassine dj.
Publisher:  Elliot Stock, 1916,
Seller ID: 7808
O'REILLY, Rev. John A. The Last Sentinel of Castle Hill : A Newfoundland Story. L.: Elliot Stock, 1916. Pp (6),7-382. 8vo, red cloth. O'Dea 1644, Laugher p.429, Watters p.357. See ENL IV:178-9. "Newfoundland shall yet be a great country in spite of all we hear about bigotry." Thus thought Father Lambert as he stood on the deck of the schooner Native Flag sailing into New Port, having just come around Deadman's Head, locally called Deadman. The reasons for his predicting the future conversion of the whole Island to Catholicity were manifold, but at the moment this idea was recalled to his mind by seeing bunting waving a welcome to him from all the residences in the place, Protestant and Catholic." - p.9. O'Reilly adds to his novel a geographical and historical overview of the island in Chapter 50, "The Dominion of Newfoundland" (pp.356-377). Also a predictive chapter 51: "New Port Sixty Years Afterwards" on the state of his town and Newfoundland in "192-". With a dedication to the soldiers of the Newfoundland Brigade. Some light shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, else a very fine copy in original glassine dj. Uncommon thus. 120.00