The Story Of Margrédel; Being A Fireside History Of A Fifeshire Family

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDavid Storrar Meldrum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. IT is time now to tell of their uncle's doings during those years of enstrangement. It would have been a miracle had he come quite unspoiled out of his sorrowful youth. Perhaps you think that Wull Oliphant (for so I had better call him, as every one did, lest he be mixed up with his nephew Willy) embraced his experience of it too fondly. Well, we may safely allow the early years their enthusiasm and sensitiveness, when Time is so ready to take the edge off them. Had Wull been thrown back upon himself by the calamities of his boyhood, he might rapidly have become selfish and hard-hearted, as those are apt to be whose hopes are very bright before the cold douche is brought to play upon them. What saved him from his danger was a healthy trading instinct. Through it he had become, to an extent unusual in one so young, a man of affairs in his native town, and an adviser of many men in their ventures. He sat among the bigwigs at the upper end of the Council Board, where the lamp burned. For in these days the humbler representatives of the citizens were huddled together at the bottom, where they were expected, like the little boys, to be seen and not heard. They were not even very well seen, for when one of them made a remark, those at the top would peer down into the darkness, and say, "Wha's that speakin' doon there?" As for criticising, they never dreamed of it. The name of Sanders Thomson was a memory in the town simply because he had ventured to do so, and had been told from the chair, "If it were na for the place you 're in, my man, I wud jail ye." Nor, in spite of his enterprises being crippled when Douglas withdrew with his portion, did Wull fail to build up his own fortunes. The doors of all Kirkcaldy houses which he chose...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. IT is time now to tell of their uncle's doings during those years of enstrangement. It would have b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217638902

ISBN - 13:9780217638906

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