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Waverley, Volume Ii

By Scott, Walter, Sir

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Title: Waverley, Volume Ii  
Author: Scott, Walter, Sir
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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AN INCIDENT The dinner hour of Scotland Sixty Years Since was two o?clock. It was therefore about four o?clock of a delightful autumn afternoon that Mr. Gilfillan commenced his march, in hopes, although Stirling was eighteen miles distant, he might be able, by becoming a borrower of the night for an hour or two, to reach it that evening. He therefore put forth his strength, and marched stoutly along at the head of his followers, eyeing our hero from time to time, as if he longed to enter into controversy with him. At length, unable to resist the temptation, he slackened his pace till he was alongside of his prisoner?s horse, and after marching a few steps in silence abreast of him, he suddenly asked??Can ye say wha the carle was wi? the black coat and the mousted head, that was wi? the Laird of Cairnvreckan??

 

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