Ernest Hemingway’s first work of fiction which he wrote aged 10 found in freezer bag – Telegraph.co.uk
In his story, Hemingway goes on to describe a tour of Blarney Castle, the poverty of Ireland and the appearance of thatched cottages. There are flashes of inspiration, such as a pig described by villagers as Ã¢Â€Âœthe little fellow that pays the rentÃ¢Â€Â and the occasionalÃ‚Â spelling mistake all laid out in a childish scrawl.
In one of the most compelling passages, he recounts the tale of dead man who returns every year to rebuild the ruins of Ross Castle.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhen daylight comes the castle falls in ruins and OÃ¢Â€Â™Donahue returns to his grave,Ã¢Â€Â he wrote.
The story came to light in May when Brewster Chamberlin, a local author and historian, was cataloguing the letters, cockfight tickets, X-rays and locks of hair among the archive with the help of Prof Spanier.
The collection is owned by the Bruce family, under the control of Benjamin Ã¢Â€ÂœDinkÃ¢Â€Â Bruce whose father worked for Hemingway and became his confidant.
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