The Stickit Minister; And Some Common Men

Paperback | January 8, 2012

bySamuel Rutherford Crockett

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This historic 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. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "Never was there sic a lassie; she canna even come straight back from the heid o' the street!" he said, complainingly. "There's no' a dowg in the Dullarg but she maun clap, an' no' a pussy sleepin' in the sun but she maun cross the road to stroke. She gets hersel' fair covered wi' dirt playin' wi' the laddies; she'll even set doon the black bag to play for keeps wi' the boys at the bools, an' her comin' on for fifteen." He sighed as though this were a deep grief to him, and a tear stood, with a kind of melancholy entirely unsuited to the slightness of the occasion, in his unsteady eye of watery blue. But it was not at all the shortcomings of the "lassie" that filled his heart . He kept muttering under his breath: "If my Flora had but had her ain--shame to you, Duncan Duncanson, shame to you, shame to you, she micht hae been a dochter o' the manse." Suddenly there was a glint as of sunshine in a shady place among the trees at the foot of the inclined slope of beaten earth which was called the playground. So steep was it, that when a scholar fell anywhere upon it he rolled over and over till brought up by the dyke. A tall girl came up the steps with a hop, skip and jump, took the dominie round the neck in a discomposing manner, swung him on his heels as on a pivot, and pushed him into the school. "There," she said," that's the last time that I gang for your bag. I wonder that you are not ashamed to sen' your daughter to the public-hoose for a black bag that every bairn kens what's in, every Tuesday and Friday, an' you the maister!" Duncan Duncanson stood knitting his broad smooth brow, and clasping and unclasping his hands nervously. But he said nothing. His attention was irresolutely divided between his daughter, who stood before him with arms akimbo, th...

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This historic 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. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "Never was there sic a lassie; she canna even come straight back from the heid o' the street!" he said, complainingly. "Ther...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217608590

ISBN - 13:9780217608596

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