Legendary Tales of the Highlands, a Sequel, Vol. 3 of 3

Legendary Tales of the Highlands, a Sequel, Vol. 3 of 3 : To Highland Rambles (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Legendary Tales of the Highlands, a Sequel, Vol. 3 of 3: To Highland Rambles In the middle of the last century - with two lines of strange-looking thatched or sod-covered stables, byres, barns, and other out-houses, pro jecting from its sides at right angles to its front, with divers out-riders, and isolated strag gling edifices, of similar architecture and materials, dropped down here and there, as the hand of chance might have sown them - the smoke coming furth from some of their lumm heads, and partly also from their low door-ways, proving to you, almost against your conviction, that they actually are the dwelling-places of human beings - Fancy the whole grouped (as Mr. Grant, the long painter lad of Grantown, would have said) with sundry goodly rows of peat and turf stacks, a number of corn ricks wonderfully formed, and bulging and hanging out of the centre of gravity, each in a different direction, like a parcel of drunken Dutch dancers - in the midst of all a large midden - (query whether the word madden may not be a mere corruption of the words middle-izz, - tbe im'dden being always in tlw middle of all rural premises in Scotland? 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 9 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243168195
  • 9780243168194