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By Patrick McCabe

Pat McNab, pushed via rage and melancholy, is going on a rampage after killing his mom and finally ends up murdering greater than fifty humans. Or is his whiskey-addled brain basically imagining those murders?
Reality collides with fable with dizzying effect as Pat displays at the long-gone days with Mommy, whereas keeping off the power interferences of his small-town pals: the puritanical Mrs. Tubridy; that irascible vendor of turf, the Turf guy; Sgt. "Kojak" Foley, and different undesirable snoops who might quickly come to remorse their inquisitive, nose-poking ways....

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It’s going to be all right, Pat,” her soothing voice continued. “From now on, it’s going to be all right. ” She paused and inserted her litde finger into his ear. “You’ll be just like my litde Paudgeen. ” Pat nodded. This time he didn’t say, “Yes, Mrs. ” He knew she understood. “I don’t blame you for doing what you did, Pat. Nobody would. She should have cared more. ” Throughout the following hours, the sobs of Pat McNab were pitiful as he found himself slipping away. As indeed did Mrs. Tubridy, to the hospital of a dream which seemed at once so strange and yet bewilderingly familiar.

I’ll have one with you, won’t I? Give us a song there, Mrs. Tubridy, you auld housebreaker you! Do you know one? Och, you do surely! Yourself and meself, Mrs. ” It might well have been the happiest day of Pat McNab’s life as his hand in a wide arc cleaved the air and in a rich brown voice he launched himself into song. ” he intoned beautifully, Astride of an old packing case. And the dolls on the end of the plank go dancing As he croons with a smile on his face. Oo-oo-oo-oo come day go day Wishing my heart it was Sunday Drinking buttermilk all the week Whiskey on a Sunday.

This was more than Pat could endure. ” Mrs. Tubridy’s reply was instant. “No! You’re not now! And thanks to me you won’t be! You’ll be one of the best-looking, handsomest men in the town! I’ll see to it you drive them all mad, you wait and see! By the time I’m finished with you, they’ll all want to be Pat McNab! ” “It’s not true, Mrs. ” cried Pat pitifully. ” “‘It’s not true! ‘” sneered Mrs. Tubridy. “Sure didn’t I see you going to school with my own two eyes, and a shirt on you like a girl and a wee wine tie with elastic on it.

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