The Stickit Minister's Wooing

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. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SUIT OF BOTTLE GREEN At the Manse of Dullarg things did not go over well. Dr. Stuart, being by nature a quick, passionate, and imperious Celt, had first of all ordered his daughter to promise never again to hold any communication with the young Cameronian minister of Cairn Edward. It was thus that he himself had been taught to understand family discipline. He was the head of the clan, as his father had been before him. He claimed to be Providence to all within his gates. His hand of correction was not withheld from his boys, Frank and Sandy, until the day they ran away from home to escape him. He could not well adapt this plan to the present case, but when Elspeth refused point blank to give any promise, her father promptly convoyed his daughter to her own room and locked her up there. She would stay where she was till she changed her mind. Her aunt would take up her meals, and he himself would undertake to inform her as to her duties and responsibilities at suitable intervals. There was not the least doubt in the mind of Dr. Stuart as to the result of such a course of treatment. Had he not willed it? That was surely enough. But his sister was not so sure, though she did not dare to say so to the Doctor more than once. "She is a very headstrong girl, Murdo," she said tfemulously, as she gathered Elspeth's scanty breakfast on a tray next morning, "it might drive her to some rash act!" "Nonsense," retorted her brother, sharply, "did not our father do exactly the same to you, to keep you from marrying young Campbell of Luib?" Mary Stuart's wintry-apple face twitched and flushed. "Yes -- yes," she fluttered, with a quaver in her voice, as if deprecating further allusion to herself, "but Elspeth is not like me, Murdo. She has more of your spirit." "Let m...

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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. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SUIT OF BOTTLE GREEN At the Manse of Dullarg things did not go over well. Dr. Stuart, being by nature a quick, passionat...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217608604

ISBN - 13:9780217608602

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