The Dule Tree of Cassillis (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Dule Tree of Cassillis There had been long rivalry and feud between the Kennedys of Carrick and the Craufurds of Kerse. The Craufurds were the warders of the marches of Kyle The river Doon, not yet smitten into immortality at the touch of the Bard of Coila, ran between the feudalists and their domains, and its banks and braes witnessed many a stirring scene of raid and of foray. Behind the Craufurds, further removed from the dividing river, were the Campbells of Loudoun. These had their seat by Loudoun's bonnie woods and braes; and when the raiders of Carrick were abroad in Kyle they leagued their forces with those of Kerse to combat the fierce horsemen from beyond the Doon; from the fertile, wooded vale of Girvan, from the hilly country that joins its mountainous crests with those of the Stewartry, from the valley of the Stinchar sentinelled by Knockdolian, from where the lone Glenapp leads the way to ancient Galloway, from the shores of the sea whence Carrick looks forth upon Ailsa Craig and upon Arran. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 467g
- 24 Jul 2017
- Forgotten Books
- 9 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white