sweeny followed him at a little distance and spoke to the men who were sitting on Brannigan's window sills.
sweeny was an object of suspicion and dislike to the sergeant.
"Ye'd make a purty soldier," scoffed sweeny, a habitual chaffer, like most Irishmen.
sweeny, so his instinct told him, must be engaged in some kind of wrongdoing.
"All right, Liftinant," said sweeny, relieved by having spoken.
"Will you shut that window and have done talking," said sweeny from the bed.
Around sweeny, who garrisoned the left-hand wagon of the rearmost line, the fight was particularly noisy.
Mrs. sweeny, though an oppressed woman, was not wanting in spirit.
"Tell me this now," said sweeny, after a moment's consideration.
Then he turned and followed the sergeant into sweeny's house.