Grey craigs, or 'Auld lang syne' by Jean L. Watson

Grey craigs, or 'Auld lang syne'

byJean L. Watson

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. "Beware of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."--Shakespeare. flAVID Gordon had been going and coming to the Glen for some weeks, while his vessel was being reloaded in a neighbouring port. When at the Glen he never failed visiting the smithy at Grey Craigs, to have a talk with his old friend Martin, and get a sight of Effie, to whom he was getting more and more attached. But she was too shy and quiet in his presence, he could not make out whether or not she viewed him with feelings deeper than friendship. Sometimes they met at a neighbour's house, but Effie, keeping amongst her young companions, seemed, as the young sailor thought, scarcely to recognise his presence, and yet, had he known it, not a word he uttered, not a movement he made, had escaped her notice; but she was proud--it was her besetting sin--and she felt that Davie Gordon was getting above her, and making a name and position in the world, and so she would not let him be fettered to her--he might marry, she thought, the best in the land; so she reasoned and argued, and kept out of the road of her old friend, or, if they must meet, she was either reserved and cold, or else petulant and saucy--which women are pretty sure to be when they try to cover up with words their true feelings--though very often she could have bit her lip after she had spoken. Then, Davie, having set out on the wrong track, was sent farther and farther off by every word, not being able, bluff, honest sailor that he was, to detect below all this only a fine feminine artifice, and, like a man thinking he was never missed, turned off in a clumsy huff, and tried to be interested in some other girl of the party; besides, he felt that he had a formidable...

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Title:Grey craigs, or 'Auld lang syne'Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217314872

ISBN - 13:9780217314879

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