Ireland 1847

Asenath Nicholson: “Two little orphan boys, one about nine and the other five, called at the door of a rich widow of my acquaintance, and asked for food. The woman had consumed all her bread at breakfast but a small piece, and giving this to the eldest, she said, “You must divide this with your little brother; I have no more.” She looked after them unperceived, and saw them stop, when the eldest said, “Here, Johnny, you are littler than I, and cannot bear the hunger so well, and you shall have it all.” They were both houseless orphans and starving with hunger.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 472 eye witness quotes. Signed copies at:

The Truth Behind The Irish Famine by Jerry Mulvihill

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