Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 9

Rapport Du Comite Consultatif; Report of the Advisory Committee Volume 9

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... are preparing to rush upon hound and huntsman. Duncan saw the danger of a conflict in which he must probably come by the worst, and as a last resource stretched himself on the little ledge of rock which he occupied, and thus awaited the resolution which the deer should take, not making the least motion for fear of alarming the wild and suspicious animal. They remained in this posture for three or four hours, in the midst of a rock which would have suited the pencil of Salvator, and which afforded barely room enough for the man and the stag, opposed to each other in this extraordinary manner. At length the buck seemed to take the resolution of passing over the obstacle which lay in his path, and with this purpose approached towards Duncan very slowly, and with excessive caution. When he came close to the Highlander, he stooped his head down as if to examine him more closely, when the devil, or the untameable love of sport, peculiar to his country, began to overcome Duncan's fears. Seeing the animal proceed so gently, he totally forgot not only the dangers of his position, but the nuptial compact which certainly might have been inferred from the circumstances of the situation. With one hand Duncan seized the deer's horns, whilst with the other, he drew his dirk. But in the same instant, the buck bounded over the precipice, carrying the Highlander along with him. They went thus down upwards of a hundred feet, and were I found the next morning in the spot where they fell. Fortune, who does not always regard retributive justice in her dispensations, "The Death of the Laird's Jock," published in the Keepsake, for 1829 Ed. t A pastoral farm. ordered that the deer should fall underneath and be killed U)Kn the siot, while Duncan escaped...show more

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  • Paperback | 1118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,950g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848071
  • 9781236848079