Percy Lockhart, Or, The Hidden Will

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrancis Willoughby Baxter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Blow winds and crack your cheeks.--Leak. The cottage had been built at the extremity of the cultivated ground. Immediately beyond the garden-wall was the beginning of the wild piece of moorland, nearly twelve miles in length, and varying from one to four miles in breadth--one side being bounded by the grand estuary or firth, the other by low, irregularly shaped hills, covered, or mostly covered, by dark pine-trees. Though wild, the moor was, in many places, of exquisite beauty. There were miles of turf of a rich dark-green, which, we suppose, had never been disturbed by cultivation since the Creation; and there were thick patches, or rather plantations, of whins or gorse through which it was no easy matter to pass, and in which rabbits had multiplied without number. In summer the place was particularly sweet and solitary. A celebrated writer, Sheridan Knowles, declared that he wrote great part of his best productions in one of the sandy bunkers in the links, as it was called. Wild-flowers of many kinds bloomed around the hillocks by which the ground was broken, the golden bloom of the whins in spring lighted up the dark-green sward, and the sandy shore by which the waste was bounded was like one vast yellow floor, continually washed and polished by the restless action of the tides and waves. In winter the moor was desolate indeed. Many lakes or pieces of water were formed in the hollows, some of considerable extent, to which wild-fowl, especially of the duck kind, constantly resorted; and a sportsman accustomed to the ground and to the precautions necessary to be observed, could find few places in Scotland where he could make a bag of such variety and beauty. It was on this moor, on a cold, frosty November day, that Warren had strayed with his g...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Blow winds and crack your cheeks.--Leak. The cottage had been built at the extremity of the cultivated ground. Immed...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217530206

ISBN - 13:9780217530200

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