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What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 21. The Farewell What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 21. The Farewell

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 21. The Farewell
VOLUME III CHAPTER XXI. THE FAREWELLA month passed, and the flag of their exile was seen flying in the bay. The same hour the chief's horses were put to, the carts were loaded, their last things gathered. Few farewells had to be made, for the whole clan, except two that had gone to the bad, turned out at the minute appointed. The chief arranged them in marching column. Foremost went the pipes; the chief, his wife, and his mother, came next; Hector of the Stags, carrying the double-barrelled rifle the chief had given him, Rob of the Angels, and Donal shoemaker,... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2988

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 20. Alister's Princess What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 20. Alister's Princess

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 20. Alister's Princess
VOLUME III CHAPTER XX. ALISTER'S PRINCESSTen peaceful days they spent in the cave-house. It was cold outside, but the clear air of the hill-top was delicious, and inside it was warm and dry. There were plenty of books, and Mercy never felt the time a moment too long. The mother talked freely of her sons, and of their father, of the history of the clan, of her own girlhood, and of the hopes and intentions of her sons. "Will you go with him, Mercy?" she asked, laying her hand on hers. "I would rather be his servant," answered Mercy, "than remain... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 619

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 19. Another Expulsion What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 19. Another Expulsion

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 19. Another Expulsion
VOLUME III CHAPTER XIX. ANOTHER EXPULSIONMr. Peregrine Palmer brooded more and more upon what he counted the contempt of the chief. It became in him almost a fixed idea. It had already sent out several suckers, and had, amongst others, developed the notion that he was despised by those from whom first of all he looked for the appreciation after which his soul thirsted--his own family. He grew therefore yet more moody, and his moodiness and distrust developed suspicion. It is scarce credible what a crushing influence the judgment he pretended to scorn, thus exercised upon him. It was not that... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 840

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. A Daring Visit What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. A Daring Visit

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 15. A Daring Visit
VOLUME III CHAPTER XV. A DARING VISITMercy soon learned that some sort of encounter had taken place between her father's shooting party and some of the clan; also that the chief was hurt, but not in what manner--for by silent agreement that was not mentioned: it might seem to put them in the wrong! She had heard enough, however, to fill her with anxiety. Her window commanding the ridge by the castle, she seated herself to watch that point with her opera-glass. When the hill-party came from behind the ruin, she missed his tall figure amongst his people, and presently discovered... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1587

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. The Peat-Moss What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. The Peat-Moss

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 14. The Peat-Moss
VOLUME III CHAPTER XIV. THE PEAT-MOSSFor the first winter the Clanruadh had not much to fear--hardly more than usual: they had their small provision of potatoes and meal, and some a poor trifle of money. But "Lady Macruadh" was anxious lest the new cottages should not be quite dry, and gave a general order that fires were to be burned in them for some time before they were occupied: for this they must use their present stock of dry peats, and more must be provided for the winter. The available strength of the clan would be required to get the fresh... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 676

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. The New Stance What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. The New Stance

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 13. The New Stance
VOLUME III CHAPTER XIII. THE NEW STANCEThe Macruadh cast his mind's and his body's eye too upon the small strip of ground on the west side of the castle-ridge, between it and the tiny tributary of the strath burn which was here the boundary between the lands of the two lairds. The slope of the ridge on this side was not so steep, and before the rock sank into the alluvial soil of the valley, it became for a few yards nearly level--sufficiently so, with a little smoothing and raising, to serve for a foundation; while in front was a narrow... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2592

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Power Of Darkness What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Power Of Darkness

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 12. The Power Of Darkness
VOLUME III CHAPTER XII. THE POWER OF DARKNESSHe found his mother at breakfast, wondering what had become of him. "Are you equal to a bit of bad news, mother?" he asked with a smile. The mother's thoughts flew instantly to Ian. "Oh, it's nothing about lan!" said the chief, answering her look. Its expression changed; she hoped now it was some fresh obstacle between him and Mercy. "No, mother, it is not that either!" said Alister, again answering her look--with a sad one of his own, for the lack of his mother's sympathy was the sorest trouble he had. "It is... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 655

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. Something Strange What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. Something Strange

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 11. Something Strange
VOLUME III CHAPTER XI. SOMETHING STRANGEAlister did not feel inclined to go home. The night was more like Mercy, and he lingered with the night, inhabiting the dream that it was Mercy's house, and she in the next room. He turned into the castle, climbed the broken steps, and sat on the corner of the wall, the blank hill before him, asleep standing, with the New House on its shoulder, and the moonlight reflected from Mercy's window under which he had so lately stood. He sat for an hour, and when he came down, was as much disinclined to go home... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1682

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Midnight What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Midnight

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 10. Midnight
VOLUME III CHAPTER X. MIDNIGHTMercy sat alone but not lonely at her window. A joy in her heart made her independent for the time of human intercourse. Life at the moment was livable without it, for there was no bar between her and her lover. The evening drew on. They sent her food. She forgot to eat it, and sat looking, till the lines of the horizon seemed grown into her mind like an etching. She watched the slow dusk swell and gather--with such delicate, soft-blending gradations in the birth of night as Edwin Waugh loves to seize and word-paint. Through... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2438

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 9. The Marches What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 9. The Marches

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 9. The Marches
VOLUME III CHAPTER IX. THE MARCHESIt was plainly of no use for the chief to attempt mollifying Mr. Palmer. So long as it was possible for him to be what he was, it must be impossible for him to understand the conscience that compelled the chief to refuse participation in the results of his life. Where a man's own conscience is content, how shall he listen to the remonstrance of another man's! But even if he could have understood that the offence was unavoidable, that would rather have increased than diminished the pain of the hurt; as it was, the chief's... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3371

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Passion And Patience What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Passion And Patience

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 5. Passion And Patience
VOLUME III CHAPTER V. PASSION AND PATIENCEIt was a glorious morning, and as they climbed, the lightening air made their spirits rise with their steps. Great masses of cloud hung beyond the edge of the world, and here and there towered foundationless in the sky--huge tumulous heaps of white vapour with gray shadows. The sun was strong, and poured down floods of light, but his heat was deliciously tempered by the mountain atmosphere. There was no wind--only an occasional movement as if the air itself were breathing--just enough to let them feel they moved in no vacuum, but in the heart... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 963

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Love What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Love

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 4. Love
VOLUME III CHAPTER IV. LOVEChristina went back to London considerably changed. Her beauty was greater far, for there was a new element in it--a certain atmosphere of distances and shadows gave mystery to her landscape. Her weather, that is her mood, was now subject to changes which to many made her more attractive. Fits of wild gaiety alternated with glooms, through which would break flashes of feline playfulness pat and scratch were a little mixed. She had more admirers than ever, for she had developed points capable of interesting men of somewhat higher development than those she had hitherto pleased.... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3206

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. How Alister Took It What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. How Alister Took It

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 3. How Alister Took It
VOLUME III CHAPTER III. HOW ALISTER TOOK ITThey could not find Alister, who had gone to the smithy. It was tea-time before he came home. As soon as he entered, his mother handed him the letter. He read it without a word, laid it on the table beside his plate, and began to drink his tea, his eyes gleaming with a strange light, lan kept silence also. Mrs. Macruadh cast a quick glance, now at the one, now at the other. She was in great anxiety, and could scarce restrain herself. She knew her boys full of inbred dignity and strong... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1586

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. A Terrible Discovery What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. A Terrible Discovery

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 2. A Terrible Discovery
VOLUME III CHAPTER II. A TERRIBLE DISCOVERYSo entirely were the chief and his family out of the world, that they had not yet a notion of the worldly relations of Mr. Peregrine Palmer. But the mother thought it high time to make inquiry as to his position and connections. She had an old friend in London, the wife of a certain vice-chancellor, with whom she held an occasional correspondence, and to her she wrote, asking if she knew anything of the family. Mrs. Macruadh was nowise free from the worldliness that has regard to the world's regard. She would not have... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1515

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. At A High School What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. At A High School

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 3 - Chapter 1. At A High School
VOLUME III CHAPTER I. AT A HIGH SCHOOLWhen Mercy was able to go down to the drawing-room, she found the evenings pass as never evenings passed before; and during the day, although her mother and Christina came often to see her, she had time and quiet for thinking. And think she must; for she found herself in a region of human life so different from any she had hitherto entered, that in no other circumstances would she have been able to recognize even its existence. Everything said or done in it seemed to acknowledge something understood. Life went on with a... Long Stories - Post by : paulwoodley - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3361

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 17. In The Tomb What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 17. In The Tomb

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 17. In The Tomb
VOLUME II CHAPTER XVII. IN THE TOMBThe brothers had that same morning paid their visit to the tomb, and there spent the day after their usual fashion, intending to go home the same night, and as the old moon was very late in rising, to take the earlier and rougher part of the way in the twilight. Just as they were setting out, however, what they rightly judged a passing storm came on, and they delayed their departure. By the time the storm was over, it was dark, and there was no use in hurrying; they might as well stop a... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1132

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 16. Meecy Calls On Geannie What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 16. Meecy Calls On Geannie

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 16. Meecy Calls On Geannie
VOLUME II CHAPTER XVI. MEECY CALLS ON GEANNIEAlthough the subject did not again come up, Mercy had not forgotten what Ian had said about listening for the word of Nature, and had resolved to get away the first time she could, and see whether Grannie, as Ian had called her, would have anything to do with her. It were hard to say what she expected--something half magical rather than anything quite natural. The notions people have of spiritual influence are so unlike the facts, that, when it begins they never recognize it, but imagine something common at work. When the Lord... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1101

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 12. Nature What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 12. Nature

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 12. Nature
VOLUME II CHAPTER XII. NATUREThe girls had every liberty; their mother seldom interfered. Herself true to her own dim horn-lantern, she had confidence in the discretion of her daughters, and looked for no more than discretion. Hence an amount of intercourse was possible between them and the young men, which must have speedily grown to a genuine intimacy had they inhabited even a neighbouring sphere of conscious life. Almost unknown to herself, however, a change for the better had begun in Mercy. She had not yet laid hold of, had not yet perceived any truth; but she had some sense of... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 511

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. A Lesson What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. A Lesson

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 11. A Lesson
VOLUME II CHAPTER XI. A LESSONAll the gentlemen at the New House left it together, and its ladies were once more abandoned to the society of Nature, who said little to any of them. For, though she recognized her grandchildren, and did what she could for them, it was now time they should make some move towards acquaintance with her. A point comes when she must stand upon her dignity, for it is great. If you would hear her wonderful tales, or see her marvellous treasures, you must not trifle with her; you must not talk as if you could rummage... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2411

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 10 The Encounter What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 10 The Encounter

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 10 The Encounter
VOLUME II CHAPTER X THE ENCOUNTERAnnie came again to her chief, with the complaint that Mr. Sercombe persisted in his attentions. Alister went to see her home. They had not gone far when Sercombe overtook them, and passed. The chief told Annie to go on, and called after him, "I must have a word or two with you, Mr. Sercombe!" He turned and came up with long steps, his hands in his coat-pockets. "I warned you to leave that girl alone!" said the chief. "And I warn you now," rejoined Sercombe, "to leave me alone!" "I am bound to take care... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2165