The Raiders; Being Some Passages in the Life of John FAA, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt, with a Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases Volume 1

The Raiders; Being Some Passages in the Life of John FAA, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt, with a Glossary of Scottish Words and Phrases Volume 1

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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: ...was no end to the wickedness o' that crew o' Black Smugglers and robbers. But noo the hale country will rise again them, and there will be an end to them." While she was speaking thus Richard Maxwell looked at her from under his hoary eyebrows. There was a grey pallor about his countenance that did not look bonny in the full light of the morning as it came into the cave, for the sun had now worn round so that it shone upon the face of the cliff. "Aye, lass," he exclaimed, rising to his feet, "these are words wise beyond your years. They shall be rooted out, for the destruction o' the bonny onstead that has been hame to me and that reared my bairns. This I swear and declare before the Almighty." "Noo, sit doon, faither," said May, anxiously, "dinna walk aboot, ye are no minding your feet, and ye micht faa' doon oot ower the heuch. Forbye ye are pittin' them that's helpin' you so kindly into danger with the loud sound of your voice." The old man sat down without another word, and wrapt himself again in his gloomy reflections. But all the rest of us were visibly cheered by the advent of Jerry and Bell, as well as by the food which they had brought from the house. The only sore thing that lay on my heart was the thought of my own Rathan house, which was my all, lying vacant and open to the crew that had burned Maxwell's onstead and all his gear. But Silver Sand relieved some part of my anxiety by declaring that he meant to remain outside, and be at once scout and watchman. "The house is perfectly safe in my hands. I'll set Quharrie to watch it," he said, "and the smuggler doesna wear tarry breeks that will come near it...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902386
  • 9781236902382