15% done with The Aran Islands

The opening amounts to much of a sketch of the islands and a few people he briefly meets or just sees. The weather is always gray and rainy, but the women are always beautiful and full of life and leave an area more lonely after they leave it (as he puts it). This sets the stage for a story told of a young man who, after obtaining gold from what must be a leprechaun, marries then tries to kill his wife.