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What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 9. Annie Of The Shop
VOLUME II CHAPTER IX. ANNIE OF THE SHOPAt the dance in the chief's barn, Sercombe had paired with Annie of the shop oftener than with any other of the girls. That she should please him at all, was something in his favour, for she was a simple, modest girl, with the nicest feeling of the laws of intercourse, the keenest perception both of what is in itself right, and what is becoming in the commonest relation. She understood by a fine moral instinct what respect was due to her, and what respect she ought to show, and was therefore in the... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2570

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Stag's Head What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Stag's Head

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 8. The Stag's Head
VOLUME II CHAPTER VIII. THE STAG'S HEADAlister went straight to his brother's room, his heart bursting with indignation. It was some time before Ian could get the story from him in plain consecution; every other moment he would diverge into fierce denunciations. "Hadn't you better tell your master what has happened?" at length said Ian. "He ought to know why you curse one of your fellows so bitterly." Alister was dumb. For a moment he looked aghast. "Ian!" he said: "You think he wants to be told anything? I always thought you believed in his divinity!" "Ah!" returned Ian, "but do... Long Stories - Post by : goldsto - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1215

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. An Cabrach Mor What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. An Cabrach Mor

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 7. An Cabrach Mor
VOLUME II CHAPTER VII. AN CABRACH MORI have already said that the young men had not done well as hunters. They had neither experience nor trustworthy attendance: none of the chief's men would hunt with them. They looked on them as intruders, and those who did not share in their chiefs dislike to useless killing, yet respected it. Neither Christian nor Sercombe had yet shot a single stag, and the time was drawing nigh when they must return, the one to Glasgow, the other to London. To have no proof of prowess to display was humbling to Sercombe; he must show... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3365

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. The Two Pairs What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. The Two Pairs

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 6. The Two Pairs
VOLUME II CHAPTER VI. THE TWO PAIRSThe next morning, on the way to the village, the brothers overtook Christina and Mercy, and they walked along together. The young men felt inclined to be the more friendly with the girls, that the men of their own family were so unworthy of them. A man who does not respect a woman because she is a woman, cannot have thorough respect for his own mother, protest as he pleases: he is incapable of it, and cannot know his own incapacity. Alas for girls in a family where the atmosphere of vile thinking, winnowed by... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2786

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 2. Rob Of The Angels What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 2. Rob Of The Angels

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 2. Rob Of The Angels
VOLUME II CHAPTER II. ROB OF THE ANGELSAmong the peasantry assembled at the feast, were two that had neither danced, nor seated themselves at the long table where all were welcome. Mercy wondered what might be the reason of their separation. Her first thought was that they must be somehow, she could not well imagine how, in lower position than any of the rest --had perhaps offended against the law, perhaps been in prison, and so the rest would not keep company with them; or perhaps they were beggars who did not belong to the clan, and therefore, although fed, were... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2077

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 1. The Story Told By Ian What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 1. The Story Told By Ian

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 2 - Chapter 1. The Story Told By Ian
VOLUME II CHAPTER I. THE STORY TOLD BY IAN"There was once a woman whose husband was well to do, but he died and left her, and then she sank into poverty. She did her best; but she had a large family, and work was hard to find, and hard to do when it was found, and hardly paid when it was done. Only hearts of grace can understand the struggles of the poor--with everything but God against them! But she trusted in God, and said whatever he pleased must be right, whether he sent it with his own hand or not.... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1447

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 17. Between Dancing And Supper What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 17. Between Dancing And Supper

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 17. Between Dancing And Supper
VOLUME I CHAPTER XVII. BETWEEN DANCING AND SUPPERThe dancing began about six o'clock, and at ten it was time for supper. It was readjr, but there was no room for it except the barn; the dancing therefore had to cease for a while, that the table might again be covered. The ladies put on their furs and furry boots and gloves, and went out into the night with the rest. The laird and Christina started together, but, far from keeping at her side, Alister went and came, now talking to this couple, now to that, and adding to the general pleasure... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1995

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. The Clan Christmas What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. The Clan Christmas

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 16. The Clan Christmas
VOLUME I CHAPTER XVI. THE CLAN CHRISTMASBy slow degrees, with infinite subdivisions and apparent reversals of change, the autumn had passed into winter indeed. Cloud above, mire below, mist and rain all between, made up many days; only, like the dreariest life, they were broken through and parted, lest they should seem the universe itself, by such heavenly manifestations, such gleams and glimpses of better, as come into all lives, all winters, all evil weathers. What is loosed on earth is loosed first in heaven: we have often shared of heaven, when we thought it but a softening of earth's hardness.... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3419

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 15. The Gulf That Divided What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 15. The Gulf That Divided

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 15. The Gulf That Divided
VOLUME I CHAPTER XV. THE GULF THAT DIVIDEDWhen Ian ceased, a silence deep as the darkness around, fell upon them. To Ian, the silence seemed the very voice of God, clear in the darkness; to the mother it was a darkness interpenetrating the darkness; it was a great gulf between her and her boy. She must cry to him aloud, but what should she cry? If she did not, an opportunity, perhaps the last, on which hung eternal issues, would be gone for ever! Each moment's delay was a disobedience to her conscience, a yielding to love's sinful reluctance! With "sick... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3328

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 14. The Wolves What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 14. The Wolves

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 14. The Wolves
VOLUME I CHAPTER XIV. THE WOLVESMy readers may remember that Ian was on the point of acquainting his mother with an important event in his spiritual history, when they were interrupted by the involuntary call of the girls from the New House. The mother, as will readily be believed, remained desirous of listening to her son's story, though dreading it would not be of a kind to give her much satisfaction; but partly from preventions--favoured, it must be confessed by Ian, and yet more from direct avoidance on his part, the days passed without her hearing anything more of it. Ian... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3549

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Lake What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Lake

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 13. The Lake
VOLUME I CHAPTER XIII. THE LAKESilence lasted until they reached the shoulder of the hill that closed the view up the valley. As they rounded it, the sun went behind a cloud, and a chill wind, as if from a land where dwelt no life, met them. The hills stood back, and they were on the shore of a small lake, out of which ran the burn. They were very desolate-looking hills, with little heather, and that bloomless, to hide their hard gray bones. Their heads were mostly white with frost and snow; their shapes had little beauty; they looked worn... Long Stories - Post by : ispeculate - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1840

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 9. Me. Sercombe What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 9. Me. Sercombe

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 9. Me. Sercombe
VOLUME I CHAPTER IX. ME. SERCOMBEThe next morning, soon after sunrise, the laird began to cut his barley. Ian would gladly have helped, but Alister had a notion that such labour was not fit for him. "I had a comical interview this morning," said the chief, entering the kitchen at dinner-time. "I was out before my people, and was standing by the burn-side near the foot-bridge, when I heard somebody shouting, and looked up. There was a big English fellow in gray on the top of the ridge, with his gun on his shoulder, hollo-ing. I knew he was English by... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2021

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 8. A Morning Call What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 8. A Morning Call

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 8. A Morning Call
VOLUME I CHAPTER VIII. A MORNING CALLHad Valentine known who the brothers were, or where they lived, he would before now have called to thank them again for their kindness to him; but he imagined they had some distance to go after depositing him, and had not yet discovered his mistake. The visit now paid had nothing to do with him. The two elder girls, curious about the pretty cottage, had come wandering down the spur, or hill-toe, as far as its precincts--if precincts they may be called where was no fence, only a little grove and a less garden. Beside... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2697

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 7. Mother And Son What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 7. Mother And Son

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 7. Mother And Son
VOLUME I CHAPTER VII. MOTHER AND SONThe sun was shining bright, and the laird was out in his fields. His oats were nearly ready for the scythe, and he was judging where he had best begin to cut them. His fields lay chiefly along the banks of the stream, occupying the whole breadth of the valley on the east side of the ridge where the cottage stood. On the west side of the ridge, nearly parallel to, and not many yards from it, a small brook ran to join the stream: this was a march betwixt the chief's land and Mr.... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2970

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 6. Work And Wage What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 6. Work And Wage

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 6. Work And Wage
VOLUME I CHAPTER VI. WORK AND WAGEAlister strode through the night, revolving no questions hard to solve, though such were not strangers to him. He had not been to a university like his brother, but he had had a good educational beginning--who ever had more than a beginning?--chiefly from his father, who for his time and opportunity was even a learned man--and better, a man who knew what things were worth a man's human while, and what were not: he could and did think about things that a man must think about or perish; and his son Alister had made himself... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1856

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 5. The Chief What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 5. The Chief

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 5. The Chief
VOLUME I CHAPTER V. THE CHIEFThe Macruadh strode into the dark, and down the village, wasting no time in picking his way--thence into the yet deeper dark of the moorland hills. The rain was beginning to come down in earnest, but he did not heed it; he was thoroughbred, and feared no element. An umbrella was to him a ludicrous thing: how could a little rain--as he would have called it had it come down in torrents--hurt any one! The Macruadh, as the few who yet held by the sore-frayed, fast-vanishing skirt of clanship, called him, was the son of the... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3251

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 4. The Shop In The Village
VOLUME I CHAPTER IV. THE SHOP IN THE VILLAGETwo or three days have passed. The sun had been set for an hour, and the night is already rather dark notwithstanding the long twilight of these northern regions, for a blanket of vapour has gathered over the heaven, and a few stray drops have begun to fall from it. A thin wind now and then wakes, and gives a feeble puff, but seems immediately to change its mind and resolve not to blow, but let the rain come down. A drearier-looking spot for human abode it would be difficult to imagine, except... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2539

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Girls' First Walk What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Girls' First Walk

What's Mine's Mine - Volume 1 - Chapter 3. The Girls' First Walk
VOLUME I CHAPTER III. THE GIRLS' FIRST WALKThe Governor, Peregrine and Palmer as he was, did not care about walking at any time, not even when he HAD to do it because other people did; the mother, of whom there would have been little left had the sweetness in her moral, and the house-keeping in her practical nature, been subtracted, had things to see to within doors: the young people must go out by themselves! They put on their hats, and issued. The temperature was keen, though it was now nearly the middle of August, by which time in those northern... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2492

Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 59. The Message Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 59. The Message

Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 59. The Message
CHAPTER LIX. THE MESSAGEBut the precious little Mark did not get better; and it soon became very clear to the major that, although months might elapse ere he left them, go he must before long. It was the sole cloud that now hung over the family. But the parting drew nigh so softly and with so little increase of suffering, also with such a changeless continuance of sweet, loving ways, and mild but genuine enjoyment of existence, that of those who would most feel the loss of him, he only was thoroughly aware that death was at the door. The rest... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2506

Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 58. Father And Daughter-In-Law Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 58. Father And Daughter-In-Law

Weighed And Wanting - Chapter 58. Father And Daughter-In-Law
CHAPTER LVIII. FATHER AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAWHester carried poor little Amy to her own room, laid her on her own bed, and did for her all one child of God could do for another. With hands tender as a mother's, and weeping as she had never wept before, she undressed her, put her in a warm bath, then got her into bed, and used every enticement and persuasion to induce her to take some nourishment--with poor success: the heart seemed to have gone out of her. But instinctively Amy asked for milk, and that brought her round better than anything else could have... Long Stories - Post by : voltaire11 - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1220