Wilson's Tales Of The Borders And Of Scotland; Historical, Traditionary, & Imaginative, With A…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Mackay Wilson

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...began to enjoy the comforts of his morning pipe in front of a ' green fire;' shivering--for the morning was cold--and edging forward his chair, until his knees almost came in conjunction with the mantelpiece. His pipe was finished, and he was preparing to fill it a second time. He struck it over his finger, to shake out the dust which remained after his last whiff; he struck it a second time, (he had been half dreaming, like myself,) and it broke in two and fell among his feet. He was left without a companion. He arose and began to walk across the room; his countenance bespoke anxiety and restlessness. I heard him mutter the words--'I will marry her!--yea, I will!--my sweet Catherine!' Every muttered word he uttered was a dagger driven into my bosom. At that moment, Sir William entered the parlour. 'Sir,' said Sir Peter, after their morning salutations, 'I have been thinking it is a long way for me to come over from Roxburgh to here'--and he paused, took out his snuffbox, opened the lid, and added--'Yes, sir, it is a long way'--he took a pinch of snuff, and continued--'Now, Sir William, I have been thinking that it would be as well, indeed a great deal better, for you to come over to my lodge at a time like this.' Here he paused, and placed the inuff-box in his pocket. 'I can appreciate your kind intentions,' said Sir William, 'but' 'There can be no buts about it,' returned the other--' I perceive ye dinna understand me, Sir William. What I mean is this'--but here he seemed at a loss to explain his meaning; and, after standing with a look of confusion for a few moments, he took out his tobacco-box, and added--'I would thank you, sir, to order me a pipe.' The pipe was brought--he put it in the fire, and added--' I have been thinking, Sir...

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...began to enjoy the comforts of his morning pipe in front of a ' green fire;' shivering--for the morning was col...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217657540

ISBN - 13:9780217657549

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