Henderson - Friend and neighbour of Mr. Blake. 3 children who Sadie looks
after. Catholic, married with a Protestant man.
meets Kevin by accident in the street one day. Sadie’s a Protestant and Kevin’s
a Catholic living in Nothern Ireland in the capital, Belfast. It’s about 3
years since they’ve seen eachother. They go for a cup of coffee and talk about
their families and how they’ve been. Kevin’s working in the scrapbuisness, and
Sadie’s working in a hat department. They take a walk up to Cave Hill. On the
way they meet Linda Mullet, Sadie’s old schoolfriend and Tommy, Sadie’s
brother’s girlfriend. She dislikes that they two are hanging out together since
he’s a Catholic and she’s a Protestant.
at the Jacksons, where Sadie lives: Linda comes to see Tommy and tell’s Sadie’s
parents that she saw Sadie and Kevin together. They don’t like it, especially
not Sadie’s parents. 3 summes ago Sadie and Tommy got mixed up with Kevin and
his sister Brede. Afterwards they became friends but had to part because it was
to hard to stick together because of the fact that they were both Catholics and
Protestants. Mrs. Jackson was very upset and thought Sadie would lead them in
at the McCoys house, where Kevin lives: Mrs. McCoy’s worried because Kevin
hasn’t come home jet, Brede, Kevin’s one of many sisters calms her. Uncle
Albert comes to visit. Brede goes to see Kate, she runs into Brian and argues
with him. The Prov(isionals) were a splinter group from IRA who only thought
they could acheive a united Ireland by violence.
& Sadie are on Cave Hill. Afterwards Sadie meets some friends for her job
but they don’t like Kevin because he’s a Mick (= a Catholic). Kevin & Sadie
argues about the differences of numbers og kids in their family, but they
become friends again. They’re walking hand in hand on the way home.
Mullet’s visiting Mrs. Jackson - doesn’t like Mrs. Mullet. Mr. Jackson and Mr.
Mullet are on a meeting with the Orange Lodge. Mrs. Mullet’s trying to get
Tommy and Linda married, but Mrs. Jackson won’t. Mrs. Mullet’s critisizing
Sadie for seeing Kevin - Linda told her.
& Tommy are on a cafe, they meet Steve, Tommy’s friend, who is keen on
Sadie, Sadie doesn’t like him, but he doesn’t know that. Steve told Linda and
Tommy that he had joined the Lodge. He’s trying to convince Tommy to join too
but Tommy doesn’t want to. (Long time ago there was a fight where Brede almost
got killed, and then he decided not to ever walk in the Orange Parade). Tommy
and Linda meet Kevin and Sadie on their way home. They say hello and Kevin goes
home. Linda, Tommy and Sadie also but in another direction. Linda doesn’t like
that Sadie’s going with a Mick and they end up in a fight. When Sadie and Tommy
get home Sadie argues with her parents about Kevin.
Kevin comes home he tells his sister Brede about his meeting with Sadie, and
that he’s going to see her again. Brede’s not angry but she thinks it might be
leading in to troubles.
day Kevin meets Brian on the way to work. They talk about being a good patriot
and being ready to fight. Then Kevin’s of for work at Mr. Kelly’s. When he
comes home from work that day Brian is waiting for him inside. They go over to
Brian’s place and there Brian shows Kevin a gun he has got. Kevin thinks its
stupid and dangerous because the army is around searching for that kind of
stuff nowadays. Brian gets angry, Kevin goes home.
and Kevin spend all day together in Bangor. At the end of the day they argue
about what they believe in. Sadie couldn’t understand that Kevin could confess
to the priest about everything, and Kevin couldn’t understand that Sadie could
worshipp statues and old people. Kevin leaves Sadie there, but comes back after
a while. Then they become friends again. Kevin kisses Sadie. They miss the last
buss home and got a lift with a car, who seemed to be Uncle Albert.
the way home Uncle Albert’s car breaks down. They have to go the last piece
home to Belfast. They pass a burning truck which had been blown up by a
landmine, the driver was killed. When they get to Belfast they pass a battle
between the army and some other men. They also pass a burning shop. They leave
Uncle Albert and Kevin is going to walk Sadie home. Then they meet Mr. Jackson,
Mr. Mullet and Tommy. It is 3 o’clock in the morning.
are really angry and they almost fight with Kevin. Kevin returns home, he
passes the fire again, at Doyle’s pub. Suddenly he hears a gunfire and troughs
himself down to the pavement. He sees the victim at the opposite pavement get
killed. Afterwards he meets Brian. He had heard about Sadie. They argue about
that and the situation in N.I. Kevin goes home.
next day Kevin meets Kate, who is very cold to him. In the evening he meets
Sadie. They part to go separately on
the way home to avoid trouble, after they decide to meet at the same place next
day. At the way home Kevin is attacked by three boys, they jump on him, kicks
him and calls him a traitor. Kevin recognize one of them. It is Brian.
trying to find Sadie to talk to her about Kevin. She goes to her work but is
told that Sadie got the sack that day. She decides to go to Sadie’s house
though it’s dangerous. She has to stop to ask for the direction in Mrs.
McConkeys shop. Mrs. Mullet helps Brede finding the way though she a little
suspicious about her. Brede talk to Tommy first, and he gets Sadie for her.
Brede and Sadie go for a cup og coffee. Brede tells Sadie about Kevin’s attack
and begs Sadie to stop seeing him orelse he’ll be badly hurt. Sadie likes
Brede, and she understands her. Brede leafes the cafe. It’s 20 minuites to
Sadie’s date with Kevin, should she go or not? She didn’t want to see Kevin
hurt, but she didn’t want to leave him. She didn’t know if she should go or
waiting for Sadie, she’s late and he’s very sick. He can barrily stand. An old
man sees him and tries to get him home but Kevin wants to wait for Kevin. When
they’re about to leave Sadie arrives. She knows that old man, it’s Mr. Blake or
Twinkle Blake like they used to call him. It’s her old geography-teacher. He’s
a Protestant but he doesn’t care that Kevin’s a Catholic. They all three drives
home to Mr. Blakes house, he lives alone. They stay there for a while, while
Kevin rests. Sadie and Kevin talk and Sadie tells Kevin that she have decided
not to see him anymore because she don’t want to see him get hurt.
Blake and Sadie drives Kevin home, and they agree on meeting at Mr.Blake’s
house for supper on Friday, it’s not so dangerous. They liked Mr.Blake. When
Sadie gets home she and Tommy suddenly hears a loud bang.
Sadie gets home she and Tommy suddenly hear a loud bang. Mrs. McConkey’s shop
was going up in flames. Mrs. McConkey died. Mrs. Mullet blames Brede for
putting a bomb or something in the shop because she saw her in the shop earlier
that day and walked with her home. She demands Sadie to tell her what it was
that Brede wanted, but Sadie doesn’t say a thing.
next day Sadie must pretend to go to work because she hasn’t told her mother
yet that she got the sack. She goes to visit Mr. Blake to cover.
Blake and Sadie talk and Mr. Blake offer Sadie to clean and steady his house
every day for a bit of money because he’s so old. She agrees, and she’s happy
to have found another job.
door to Mr. Blake lives Moira Henderson and her family. Moira is a Catholic and
her husband is a Protestant. They’ve got 3 children and are very happy. She
talkes to Moira and see that she have a lot to do with the children. She offers
to take care of the children in the afternoons so that Moira could paint as she
acctually does. Moira agress and says that she’ll pay Sadie. Now Sadie’s got 2
job and she tells her mother and father.
Friday Sadie and Kevin meet at Mr. Blake’s house. Kevin is much better, they’re
happy that Mr. Blake is letting them stay there, he’s nice and kind.
is still sick and can’t go to work, he’s restless and can’t manage to stay
inside the house. One day when he’s not home Mrs. Kelly is visiting Mrs. McCoy.
Then the time comes for Mrs. McCoy to deliver her 9th child. They
drive away to the hospitale. Kevin’s out and on the way home he meets Kate. He
tells her that it has never been any serious between them and she gets sad. He
goes home, he talkes to Brede about her and Brede tells that she have seen Kate
hanging around with Brian Rafferty. Kevin’s not meeting Sadie this evening,
Sadie’s aunt is visiting them. Sadie, her aunt and her mother is sitting
talking and suddenly they’re arguing over Sadie’s job, her mother thinks she’s
trying to find something else, Sadie leafes the house in anger. She goes for a
cup of coffee and meets Linda and Steve. They begin arguing about Kevin and
Steve treats Sadie. Steve and Linda leafes and after a while so do Sadie, but
she’s missing Kevin.
Albert’s coming to visit at McCoys place. He’s telling them that the army’s
having a search in every house in the street. They all go outside to see. Kevin
was thinking of the gun in Brian’s room and in a few minuites the army where in
the Raffertys house. The army didn’t find anything. Kevin stood next to Brian
and Brian look happy. Now McCoys turn had come.
army search the house but find nothing. When they were finished they all went
in bed. After a while the army came back to pick up Kevin. They had found a gun
in Mr. Kelly’s scrapyard and Kevin had key to the yard. They accused Kevin for
putting it there. Kevin denyed of course, but he recognized the gun from
Brian’s room. The army says that somebody saw him putting it in the scrapyard,
and that the person was Kate Kelly. Kevin had to come with the police to the
station, his father came with him. In the morning, Brede runs down to the
policestation and the police says that her brother and father soon will come
home. She tells the police about Kate’s relationship with Kevin, then she runs
home. After a little while her brother and father come home too. Kevin goes for
a walk, he stops between some houses and waits for Brian. He’s walking this way
on his way to work. Kevin would teach him a lesson. Beat him up. Brede sees
where Kevin’s going.
Blake get a warningletter in the mail. Two. His been warned for keeping Sadie
and Kevin in his house. Somebody knows even though they have beed extremely
careful. But Mr. Blake burns the letters so that Sadie won’t find them. He
won’t worry Kevin and Sadie any more. Then Kevin comes for a visit. He has blood
on his shirt, but it isn’t his. It’s Brian Rafferty’s. Kevin tells Mr. Blake
that he has beaten Brian up. Mr. Blake understands why he did it. A little
while later Sadie comes to Mr. Blake. Kevin sleeps all day at Mr. Blake’s house
and in the meanwhile Sadie cleans his shirt etc. When she goes home for her
tea, she meets Tommy outside the house. He shows her that somebody had paintet
«A traitor lives here» on their wall. They clean it off. But Sadie has no
intention of stop seeing Kevin, she doesn’t give up that easily.
day Sadie, Kevin and Mr. Blake is going for a ride in the countryside. When she
goes to Mr. Blake’s house she doesn’t see that the word traitor has been
repainted on the wall. Mr. Blake takes the car, when they have driven for some
time they notice that one wheel is loose and thay can’t control the car. They
crash in the sea wall.
stop and help them. The police comes and they are brought to the nearest
hospital for a check. They’re all right. The police-rapport shows that every
four wheels where loose and that somebody had to loosen them. But neighter of
them tell anything to the police. Kevin doesn’t tell about him beating up Brian
Rafferty, Sadie doesn’t tell about the painting on the wall (because that
doesn’t Kevin and Mr. Blake know eihter). When Mr. Blake’s alone with the
police he tells them about the treatening letters, but he doesn’t tell Kevin
and Sadie. Kevin and Sadie decides that they shouldn’t meet so often at Mr.
Blake’s house any more. Maybe just once a week, but Sadie is still going to
come and wash and clean every day. Kevin desided for himself when he was going
home that he was never to see Sadie again, it is too difficult. On his way home
he meet Mr. Kelly and tells him that he can come back to work next week. Mr.
Kelly tells him that he doesn’t need to bother. He’s got the sack. Kevin knows
it’s because of Kate Kelly, Mr. Kelly’s doughter. Kevin tells his family that
he’s got the sack, they’re not happy. He tried to find work at the Labour Exchange
but they didn’t have anything to offer him.
waits for Kevin’s call that never comes. The day when they should go in the
Orange parade comes but Sadie takes a ride to Bangor. There she meets Kevin by
accident. Sadie askes why he hasn’t called and Kevin says that it seemed wiser
not to, Sadie understands. Kevin tells Sadie that his out of work and that he’s
going to leave Belfast. Sadie gets sad, and says that she’ll miss him. They
spend all day together, but they travel home separately. They’ll going to meet
at Mr. Blake’s house on Wednesday.
parents and the youngest kids where going away on a holiday for some time.
Kevin, Brede and the oldest kids are home alone. On Wednesday he goes to Mr.
Blake’s to meet Sadie. They spend Saturday together also.
day when Kevin is out for a walk he meets Mr. Kelly who offers him to come back
and work for him again, but Kevin won’t. He is sick of everything, hate
everything ecept from Sadie. He doesn’t want to stay there anymore.
weakes up one morning, she’s going to spend the day with Kevin but told her
parent she was to spend the day with the Hendersons. Mike Henderson come to
Sadie in the morning. But he has got bad news, he told her that Mr. Blake was
dead. Somebody threw a petrol bomb into his house that night. Mr. Henderson
drives her to her meetingplace with Kevin, Sadie tells him about Mr. Blake.
They go to the big funeral some time later. After the funeral Sadie and Kevin
go for a walk to Cave Hill and Kevin tells Sadie that he’s going to leave next
week, he can’t stand this anymore.
says good-bye to his family, they wish him good luck in England. Brede walks
with him a little bit and Kevin promises to write and says that he’ll miss her.
On the way he meets Kate Kelly who tells him that Brian Rafferty made her tell
that she saw Kevin putting the gun in the scrapyard. Then Kevin’s off. Sadie
meets Kevin at the docks. He was going to take a boat to Liverpool and stay
there. When he meets Sadie she tells him that she wants to go with him, she
doesn’t have anything with her because she couldn’t leave home with the
luggage, but they’ll manage, she’s got her ticket. So they’re both off to
Liverpool and will live happily ever after….THE END!!