The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883; Illustrated by a Full Report of the Trials of the Braes and Glendale Crofters, at Inverness and Edinburgh; And an Introductory Chapter

The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883; Illustrated by a Full Report of the Trials of the Braes and Glendale Crofters, at Inverness and Edinburgh; And an Introductory Chapter

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...(They are coming, they are coming), on the approach of any suspected person. An impression was abroad last night that the ofiicers were again to proceed to the Braes to-day, and, accordingly, the women and children, in large numbers, gathered and formed themselves into two divisions--the one being detailed to watch and protect Peinachorrain--(the farthest south of the townships), in case of the officers coming on them from Sligachan, and the other to defend Balmeanach, the middle township, in case of their coming from Portree. They occupied their respective positions for a considerable time during the day, but ultimately as the " foe" did not appear, they retired to their homes, leaving sentries on duty, .to warn them of the approach of danger. These sentinels soon saw me, and gave the alarm, and in a very short time I was surrounded by a large crowd of women and children, and a few men. Each Amazon as she came up looked anything but friendly; but as I came to be known I received a cordial welcome. The old men who were present regarded the conduct of the proprietor towards them as harsh; but they thought that the Court of Session writs should be peaceably accepted. The Amazons, however, thought otherwise, and they expressed in no qualified terms their intention to resist. Those who suffered in spring are looked upon as heroes and martyrs, and some feel themselves driven to such a state of desperation and exasperation that they are well nigh indifferent as to what may happen. " Whatever becomes of us," they say, "we cannot he worse off than we are." The application of force may crush them individually, but in the present frame of mind of these people, ' force will be no more a remedy in the Braes...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824350
  • 9781236824356