The Club-book (volume 3); The Deer-stalkers (continued). The Painter. Being Original Tales, &c by Andrew Picken

The Club-book (volume 3); The Deer-stalkers (continued). The Painter. Being Original Tales, &c

byAndrew Picken

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Excerpt: ... THE CLUB-BOOK. DEER-STALKERS OF GLENSKIACH. (COSTINUEH.) CHAPTER VII. The vindictive wrath of Grumach Gordon against his daughter, for having thoughtlessly introduced his enemy into the very strong-hold of the clansmen, vented itself after the departure of Alaster in bitter and deep reproaches. But Moina, with the patient reverence of a VOL. III. B daughter for a parent, even under the influence of passion or mistake, answered not again, but when her father's wrath began to cool, occasionally edged in a word of mild and explanatory remonstrance. Grumach, however, had a strong spice of military craft, such as it was, as well as of suspicion in his character, naturally acquired during the marauding life which he had led for thirty years ; and having laid his plans in consequence of the discovery of his retreat, and consulted over them with John of Leask, he took a few hours' rest, and by the grey light of the morning his men had already descended the ravine under the hill, within which their women were left behind, and were cautiously marching in the hollow towards the small loch, or pool, before-mentioned, being completely screened from the view of the sentinel stationed on the knoll, by the thick brushwood beyond which Alaster had been led the night previous. Meanwhile the small company at the bothy had also roused itself at cock-crowing, and all were preparing for their departure. " He's a teevil o' a troublesome body that," growled Morrouch M'Combich, impatiently, at Farquhar, as he waited on the adjustment of the various bandages and bucklings with which the legs and wings of that wounded Samaritan were encumbered, through the kind attention of the Macrabine women, on whom the crafty henchman had contrived to pass himself as a clansman from Lochaw, who had fallen in with a skirmi...

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Title:The Club-book (volume 3); The Deer-stalkers (continued). The Painter. Being Original Tales, &cFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217071589

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