Rinaultrie by Milne RaeRinaultrie by Milne Rae


byMilne Rae

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... at Kenneth from underneath her beetling eyebrows and halfshut lids. "Why, Martha, I wonder who the minister's suspicious correspondent can be 1" said Mrs. Irvine, now coming forward towards the window. "We are not accustomed to such caution about Blairton, are we?" "Ay, ye may weel say that, mistress," replied Martha with a broad smile. "But, 'deed, the factor gied me siccana scowl fan he telt me til tak guid tent o' the bit nottie, and chargit me nae til lat it oot atween my finggers till I got til the minister." "Come, my dear, and relieve Martha of her heavy responsibilities," said Mrs. Irvine, turning to her husband, who was scanning the contents of his post-bag. "It is clear that Mr. Cranstown has never been resident in our part of the world before, or he would have more confidence in his surroundings." "Oh, it is from the factor, is it? He is bristling with suspicions just now. I cannot think what is the matter with him. I was telling him that he would require to betake himself to hard work again, to restore his nervous system. Rural leisure does not seem to suit the busy man of law," said Mr. Irvine with a laugh, as he opened the letter and began to read. "This is really too bad," he muttered after a moment. "Cranstown is letting his nerves, or something else, carry him too far. What do you think he proposes? That we should ordain Mr. Coutts by candlelight instead of at the usual hour in the forenoon; and he further suggests that the members of Presbytery should first dine at Netherley House and then adjourn to the church under the cover of darkness. He is in a great panic, evidently. I had no idea Cranstown was a coward. He seems to have heard a vague rumour of some outrage to be perpetrated; as if that ought to intimidate us in the doing of our dut...
Title:RinaultrieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021727823X

ISBN - 13:9780217278232