Sunshine And Haar; Some Further Glimpses Of Life At Barncraig

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byGabriel Setoun

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII SWANKEY AT THE KIRK Several years had passed, calm and uneventful, in Barncraig. One quiet evening in summer the miners had gathered as usual at the Cox'l. The company was little altered. Two or three of the old familiar faces were amissing, certainly; but others who had previously been wont to frequent the Poun's are here to fill their places. When men come to be the fathers of families the days of their quoiting are done, and, setting their faces westward, they take up with the soberer pleasures of the Cox'l. Eben walks up and down, discursive as of old, and looking as young as he did a decade ago. Andrew Morrison and Dav Allan are visibly ageing; and Pillan, sorely shattered, still hobbles about with the help of a stick. Tyler is bearded now, and slightly gray; and Marshall is neither so lanky nor so tall as he used to be. A new-comer sits where the "Powlit" was wont to sit, for old Briggs and he have done their darg, and passed "ower the Cox'l" forever. Talk is calmly conversational, as befits a still summer evening, when the voice of the sea is heard soft and continuous, like the murmuring of a shell. Eben is not in the key for argument, and, discoursing of many things, dogmatizes on none; the others, contributing no more than an occasional expression of agreement, listen, reflectively smoking. Little Ekky is observed coming slowly up the brae with a spade and a rake over his shoulder. He has come from the Manse Gardens, and may have an hour or so yet among his own flowers. Now there was nothing in Ekky's appearance as he came forward to suggest that he knew something more than his neighbors. lie plodded up the brae with the same methodical step that the miners knew as well as they knew his face. Evening after evening did he pass about the...

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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.1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII SWANKEY AT THE KIRK Several years had passed, calm and uneventful, in Barncraig. One quiet evening in summer the mi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564860

ISBN - 13:9780217564861

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