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Tales of My Landlord, (Volume 3); Old Mortality (Paperback) Loot Price: R380
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Tales of My Landlord, (Volume 3); Old Mortality (Paperback): Walter Scott

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Tales of My Landlord, (Volume 3); Old Mortality (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. They require Of Heaven the hearts of lions, breath of tigerj, Yea, and the fierceness too. Fletcher. Evening had fallen; and, for the last two hours, they had seen none of their ill- fated companions, when Morton and his faithful attendant gained the moorland, and approached a large and solitary farmhouse, situated in the entrance of a wild and moorish glen, far remote from any other habitation. " Our horses," said Morton, " will carry us Jio farther without rest or food, and we must try to obtain them here, if possible." So speaking, he led the way/to the house. The place had every appearance of being inhabited. There was smoke is-.suing from the chimney in a considerable volume, and the marks of recent hoofs were visible around the door. They could even hear the murmuring of human voices within the house. But all the lower windows were closely secured; and, when they knocked at the door, no answer was returned. After vainly calling and entreating admittance, they withdrew to the stable, or shed, in order to accommodate their horses, ere they used farther means of gaining admission. In this place they found ten or twelve horses, whose appearance of fatigue, as well as the military yet disordered appearance of their saddles and accoutrements, plainly indicated that their owners were fugitive insurgents in their own circumstances. f This meeting bodes gude luck," said Cwddie; " and they hae walth o' beef, that's ae thing certain, for here's a raw hide that has been about the hurdies o' a stot not half an hour syne?it's warm yet." Encouraged by these appearances, they returned again to the house, atid, announcing themselves as men in the same predicament with the inmates, clamoured loudly for admittance. " Whoever ye be," answered a stern voi...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-05835-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-05835-3
Barcode: 9780217058353

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