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or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXV. It was now the season when
" the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds
is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land"--the
season when Edith was to exchange the crowded streets, and stifling
atmosphere of London, for the silent glens and free mountain air of
her dear Highland home. Captain Malcolm came, and joyful was the
meeting between him and his beloved protegee. Edith had much
pleasure in introducing her dear and venerated guardian to her
friends, the Con ways-- and the liking which took place was
reciprocal. They promised to pay a visit at Inch Orran in the
course of the summer, " When I hope to dance a Highland reel at a
Highland wedding," whispered the Admiral, as he gave Edith a
paternal embrace at parting. Mrs Ribley took a more formal adieu,
but her words, though few, were to the purpose. "In consideration,"
said she, "of the propriety with which you have conducted yourself
while a member of this family, I think it proper to inform you,
that in the event of my demise, I have, with Mr Ribley's
concurrence, bequeathed to you one half of my fortune, at present
vested in the three per cent consols." "Good by--good by," said Mr
Ribley; "better have staid with us--won't find Birch's turtle-soup
in the Highlands--perhaps find turtles of another sort--no green
fat upon them though--eh, Kitty, my dear?" "'Deed, I'm wae to leave
this great world of brick and dust, after all," said Mrs Macauley,
as she wiped her eyes, and turned her back on London, "when I think
on the bits of childer that were so fond of me, and them all
greetin', poor things, at my going away. Oh, surely that's one of
the mercies of Providence, that wherever we go we'll find something
to love, and somebody to love us. Do not you think ...
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