The loves of Miss Anne by Samuel Rutherford CrockettThe loves of Miss Anne by Samuel Rutherford Crockett

The loves of Miss Anne

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE LOVES OF MISS ANNE CHAPTER I A KEYNOTE CHAPTER IT all sprang from this, wandering on by tangled paths and ways devious, till in the end it became a tale. Upon a hillside, a great swelling hillside, high up near the clouds, lay a herd-lad. Little more than a boy he was. He did not know much, but he wanted to know more. He was not very good, but he wanted to be better. He was lonely, but of that he was not aware. On the whole he was content up there on his great hillside. He had a noble sheiling of one room, a fine "sheep-ree" or fold built of great rough boulders gathered off the moor at some quite prehistoric period. Above all he had his two dogs, Talla and Kilter. Once a week (and twice in the lambing time), they sent him up provisions from the home farm down the mountain, further off than he could see. They came up also to make sure that he was alive. For during the "lambing" a herd of the hills must stay by his flocks whatever happens. The whole year de-pends upon that. So every Wednesday and every Saturday there would come up from below the jingle of pony's accoutrements and Dan--that was the lad's name, laid his ear to the bare mountain side and listened. Yes, they were coming--yes--yes, now he would see a friend's face. Any face was a friend's face in the midst of that great echoing solitude. Yes, if it were only Daft Davie, with the feathers stuck in his hair--feathers of nesting birds which he had gathered on his journey over the brown and burnt-up heather, or white goose plumes that he had brought with him from the farmyard below. Dan did not mind. Indeed if anything he rather preferred Davie. Davie could tell him things--if you kept him in a good humour. Davie liked plovers' eggs, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays Dan had always a hatful of the...
Title:The loves of Miss AnneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217801994

ISBN - 13:9780217801997