Chronicles Of The Canongate Volume 1: The Highland widow. The two drovers. (v. 1) by Sir Walter Scott

Chronicles Of The Canongate Volume 1: The Highland widow. The two drovers. (v. 1)

bySir Walter Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... couch, and hearing his deep-drawn and regular breathing, that she reassured herself of the security of the repose in which he was plunged. Still, dawning, she feared, might awaken him, notwithstanding the unusual strength of the potion with which she had drugged his cup. If there remained a hope of mortal man accomplishing the journey, she was aware that Hamish would attempt it, though he were to die from fatigue upon the road. Animated by this new fear, she studied to exclude the light, by stopping all the crannies and crevices through which, rather than through any regular entrance, the morning beams might find access to her miserable dwelling; and this in order to detain amid its wants and wretchedness the being, on whom, if the world itself had been at her disposal, she would have joyfully conferred it. Her pains were bestowed unnecessarily. The sun rose high above the heavens, and not the fleetest stag in Breadalbane, were the hounds at his heels, could have sped, to save his life, so fast as would have been necessary to keep Hamish's appointment. Her purpose was fully attained--her son's return within the period assigned was impossible. She deemed it equally impossible, that he would ever dream of returning, standing, as he must now do, in the danger of an infamous punishment. By degrees, and at different times, she had gained from him a full acquaintance with the predicament'in which he would be placed by failing to appear on the day appointed, and the very small hope lie could entertain of being treated with lenity. It is well known, that the great and wise Earl of Chatham prided himself on the scheme, by which he drew together for defence of the colonies those hardy Highlanders, who, until his time, had been the objects of...

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Title:Chronicles Of The Canongate Volume 1: The Highland widow. The two drovers. (v. 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217339174

ISBN - 13:9780217339179

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