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Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 34. Catch Your Horse Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 34. Catch Your Horse

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 34. Catch Your Horse
CHAPTER XXXIV. CATCH YOUR HORSEWhen Cosmo was left alone in his room, with orders from the doctor to put himself to bed, he sank wearily on a chair that stood with its back to the light; then first his eye fell upon the stick he carried. Joan had brought him his stick when he was ready to go into the garden, but this was not that stick. He must have caught it up somewhere instead of his own! Where could it have been? He had no recollection either of laying down his own, or of thinking he took it again. After... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2782

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 33. The Garden-House Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 33. The Garden-House

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 33. The Garden-House
CHAPTER XXXIII. THE GARDEN-HOUSEShe threaded and forced her way swiftly through the thick-grown shrubs, regardless of thorns and stripping twigs. It was a wilderness for many yards, but suddenly the bushes parted, and Cosmo saw before him a neglected building, overgrown with ivy, of which it would have been impossible to tell the purpose, for it was the product of a time when everything was made to look like something else. The door of it, thick with accumulated green paint, stood half open, as if the last who left it had failed in a feeble endeavour to shut it. Like a... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 882

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 32. The Naiad Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 32. The Naiad

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 32. The Naiad
CHAPTER XXXII. THE NAIADAt length Cosmo was able to go out, and Joan did not let him go by himself. For several days he walked only a very little, but sat a good deal in the sun, and rapidly recovered strength. At last, one glorious morning of summer, they went out together, intending to have a real little walk. Lady Joan had first made sure that her brother was occupied in his laboratory, but still she dared not lead her patient to any part of the garden or grounds ever visited by him. She took him, therefore, through walks, some of... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3345

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 31. Cosmo And The Doctor Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 31. Cosmo And The Doctor

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 31. Cosmo And The Doctor
CHAPTER XXXI. COSMO AND THE DOCTORTo the eyes of Jermyn, Cosmo appeared, mainly from his simplicity, younger than he was, while the doctor's manners, and his knowledge of the world, made Cosmo regard him as a much greater man than, in any sense or direction, he really was. His kindness having gained the youth's heart, he was ready to see in him everything that love would see in the loved. "You are very good to me, Doctor Jermyn," he said, one day,"--so good, that I am the more sorry though the less unwilling--"--The doctor could not keep his hold of the... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2046

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 27. A Transformation Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 27. A Transformation

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 27. A Transformation
CHAPTER XXVII. A TRANSFORMATIONWhen Cosmo the second time opened his eyes, he was afresh bewildered. Which was the dream--that vision of wretchedness, or this of luxury? If it was not a dream, how had they moved him without once disturbing his sleep? It was as marvellous as anything in the Arabian Nights! Could it be the same chamber? Not a thing seemed the same, yet in him was a doubtful denial of transportance. Yes, the ceiling was the same! The power of the good fairy had not reached to the transformation of that! But the walls! Instead of the great hole... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2076

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 26. Lost And Found Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 26. Lost And Found

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 26. Lost And Found
CHAPTER XXVI. LOST AND FOUNDWhen Cosmo came to himself, he had not a notion where he was, hardly indeed knew what he was. His chief consciousness was of an emptiness and a weight combined, that seemed to paralyze him. He would have turned on his side, but felt as if a ponderous heap of bed-clothes prevented him from even raising an arm--and yet he was cold. He tried to think back, to find what he knew of himself last, but could for a long time recall only a confused dream of multitudinous discomfort and painful effort. At last, however, came the... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1439

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 25. The Gardener Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 25. The Gardener

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 25. The Gardener
CHAPTER XXV. THE GARDENERThere was a garden indeed, but a garden whose ragged, ugly, degraded desolation looked as if the devil had taken to gardening in it. Rather than a grief, it was a pain and disgust to see. Fruit-trees there were on the wall, but run wild with endless shoots, which stuck like a hog's mane over the top of it, and out in every direction from the face of it with a look of impertinent daring. All the fastenings were broken away, and only the old branches, from habit, kept their places against it. Everything all about seemed striving... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1096

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 24. A Tutorship Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 24. A Tutorship

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 24. A Tutorship
CHAPTER XXIV. A TUTORSHIPIt cannot but be an unpleasant change for a youth, to pass from a house and lands where he is son--ah, how much better than master! and take a subordinate position in another; but the discipline is invaluable. To meet what but for dignity would be humiliation, to do one's work in spite of misunderstanding, and accept one's position thoroughly, entrenching it with recognized duty, is no easy matter. As to how Cosmo stood this ordeal of honesty, I will only say that he never gave up trying to do better. His great delight and consolation were his... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1342

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 23. At College Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 23. At College

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 23. At College
CHAPTER XXIII. AT COLLEGEThe summer and autumn had yet to pass before he left home for the university of the north. He spent them in steady work with Mr. Simon. But the steadier his work, and the greater his enjoyment of it, the dearer was his liberty, and the keener his delight in the world around him. He worked so well that he could afford to dream too; and his excursions and his imaginings alike took wide and wider sweeps; while for both, ever in the near or far distance, lay the harbour, the nest of his home. It drew him... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3313

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 22. The Luminous Night Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 22. The Luminous Night

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 22. The Luminous Night
CHAPTER XXII. THE LUMINOUS NIGHTThat night Cosmo could not sleep. It was a warm summer night, though not yet summer--a soft dewy night, full of genial magic and growth--as if some fire-bergs of summer had drifted away out into the spring, and got melted up in it. He dressed himself, and went out. It was cool, deliciously cool, and damp, but with no shiver. The stars were bright-eyed as if they had been weeping, and were so joyously consoled that they forgot to wipe away their tears. They were bright but not clear--large and shimmering, as if reflected from some invisible... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1283

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 21. The Watcmaker Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 21. The Watcmaker

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 21. The Watcmaker
CHAPTER XXI. THE WATCMAKERWhen he came down to breakfast, his father told him, to his delight, that he was going to Muir of Warlock, and would like him to go with him. He ran like a hare up the waterside to let Mr. Simon know, and was back by the time his father was ready. It was a lovely day. There would be plenty of cold and rough weather yet, but the winter was over and gone, and even to that late region of the north, the time of the singing of birds was come. The air was soft, with streaks... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1757

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 17. That Same Night Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 17. That Same Night

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 17. That Same Night
CHAPTER XVII. THAT SAME NIGHTThe wind had now risen to a hurricane--a rage of swiftness. The house was like a rock assaulted by the waves of an ocean-tempest. The laird had closed all the shutters, and drawn the old curtains across them: through windows and shutters, the curtains waved in the penetrating blasts. The sturdy old house did not shake, for nothing under an earthquake could have made it tremble. The snow was fast gathering in sloped heaps on the window-sills, on the frames, on every smallest ledge where it could lie. In the midst of the blackness and the roaring... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1078

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 16. Through The Day Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 16. Through The Day

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 16. Through The Day
CHAPTER XVI. THROUGH THE DAYIt was a glorious morning. The wind had fallen quite, and the sun was shining as if he would say, "Keep up your hearts; I am up here still. I have not forgotten you. By and by you shall see more of me." But Nature lay dead, with a great white sheet cast over face and form. Not dead?--Just as much dead as ever was man, save for the inner death with which he kills himself, and which she cannot die. It is only to the eyes of his neighbours that the just man dies: to himself,... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 3485

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 15. That Night Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 15. That Night

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 15. That Night
CHAPTER XV. THAT NIGHTCosmo's temporary quarters were in one of two or three chambers above his own, formerly occupied by domestics, when there were many more of them about the place. He went to bed, but, after about three hours, woke very cold--so cold that he could not go to sleep again. He got up, heaped on his bed everything protective he could find, and tried again. But it was of no avail. Cosmo could keep himself warm enough in the open air, or if he could not, he did not mind; but to be cold in bed was more than... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2361

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 14. The Castle Inn Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 14. The Castle Inn

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 14. The Castle Inn
CHAPTER XIV. THE CASTLE INNThe noise of their approach, heard from the bottom of the ascent, within the lonely winter castle, awoke profound conjecture, and Grizzie proceeded to light the lanthern that she might learn the sooner what catastrophe could cause such a phenomenon: something awful must have taken place! Perhaps they had cut off the king's head as they did in France! But such was the rapidity of the horses' ascent in the hope of rest, and warmth, and supper, that the carriage was in the close, and rattling up to the door, ere she had got the long wick... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2417

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 13. The Storm-Guest Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 13. The Storm-Guest

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 13. The Storm-Guest
CHAPTER XIII. THE STORM-GUESTAgain a deep silence descended on the room. The twilight had long fallen, and settled down into the dark. The only thing that acknowledged and answered the clock was the red glow of the peats on the hearth. To Cosmo, as he sat sunk in thought, the clock and the fire seemed to be holding a silent talk. Presently came a great and sudden blast of wind, which roused Cosmo, and made him bethink himself that it was time to be going home. And for this there was another reason besides the threatening storm: he had the night... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2390

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 12. Grannie's Ghost Story Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 12. Grannie's Ghost Story

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 12. Grannie's Ghost Story
CHAPTER XII. GRANNIE'S GHOST STORYThings went on very quietly. The glorious days of harvest came and went, and left the fields bare for the wintry revelling of great blasts. The potatoes were all dug up, and again buried--deeper than before, in pits, with sheets of straw and blankets of earth to protect them from the biting of the frost. Their stalks and many weeds with them were burned, and their ashes scattered. Some of the land was ploughed, and some left till the spring. Before the autumn rains the stock of peats was brought from the hill they had been... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 912

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 11. The New Schooling Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 11. The New Schooling

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 11. The New Schooling
CHAPTER XI. THE NEW SCHOOLINGWithout a word, Mr. Simon opened a drawer, and taking from it about a score of leaves of paper, handed one of them to Cosmo. Upon it, in print, was a stanza--one, and no more. "Read that," he said, with a glance that showed through his eyes the light burning inside him, "and tell me if you understand it. I don't want you to ponder over it, but to say at a reading whether you know what it means." Cosmo obeyed and read. "I dinna mak heid nor tail o' 't, sir," he answered, looking over the... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1974

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 7. Dreams Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 7. Dreams

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 7. Dreams
CHAPTER VII. DREAMSThe gloamin' came down much sooner in Grannie's cottage than on the sides of the eastward hills, but the old woman made up her little fire, and it glowed a bright heart to the shadowy place. Though the room was always dusky, it was never at this season quite dark any time of the night. It was not absolutely needful, except for the little cooking required by the invalid--for as such, in her pride of being his nurse, Grannie regarded him--but she welcomed the excuse for a little extra warmth to her old limbs during the night watches. Then... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 1776

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 6. Grannie's Cottage Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 6. Grannie's Cottage

Warlock O' Glenwarlock: A Homely Romance - Chapter 6. Grannie's Cottage
CHAPTER VI. GRANNIE'S COTTAGEBut she had not to pass many houses before she came to that of her grandfather's mother, an aged woman, I need not say, but in very tolerable health and strength nevertheless. She sat at her spinning wheel, with her door wide open. Suddenly, and, to her dulled sense, noiselessly, Aggie came staggering in with her burden. She dropped him on the old woman's bed, and herself on the floor, her heart and lungs going wildly. "I' the name o' a'!" cried her great-grandmother, stopping her wheel, breaking her thread, and letting the end twist madly up amongst... Long Stories - Post by : AdrianMansilla - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 2238