Waverley Novels, Vol. 10

Waverley Novels, Vol. 10 : Woodstock; Chronicles of the Canongate (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Waverley Novels, Vol. 10: Woodstock; Chronicles of the Canongate October 20th. This night the candles were put out as before; the curtains of the bed in which their honours lay, were drawn to and fro many times with great violence their honours received many cruel blows, and were much bruised beside, with eight great pewter dishes, and three dozen wooden trenchers, which were thrown on the bed, and afterwards heard rolling about the room. Many times also this night they heard the forcible falling of many fagots by their bedside, but in the morning no fagots were found there, no dishes or trenchers were there seen either; and the aforesaid Giles attests, that by their different arranging in the pantry, they had assuredly been taken thence, and after put there again. October 2lst. The keeper of their ordinary and his bitch lay with them This night they had no disturbance. October 22. Candles put out as before. They had the said bitch with them again, but were not by that protected; the bitch set up a very piteous cry; the clothes of their beds were all pulled off, and the bricks, without any wind, were thrown off the chimney tops into the midst. October 24. The candles put out as before. They thought all the wood of the King's Oak was violently thrown down by their bedsides; they counted sixty-four fagots that fell with great violence, and some hit and shook the he
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33mm | 844g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 344 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024307302X
  • 9780243073023