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Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter XI. THE WOOD BY SILVERMILLS Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter XI. THE WOOD BY SILVERMILLS

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter XI. THE WOOD BY SILVERMILLS
I lost no time, but down through the valley and by Stockbridge and Silvermills as hard as I could stave. It was Alan's tryst to be every night between twelve and two "in a bit scrog of wood by east of Silvermills and by south the south mill-lade." This I found easy enough it grew on a steep brae, with the mill-lade flowing swift and deep along the foot of it; and here I began to walk slower and to reflect more reasonably on my employment. I saw I had made but a fool's bargain with Catriona. It was not... Long Stories - Post by : nowdinero - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2297

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter X. THE RED-HEADED MAN Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter X. THE RED-HEADED MAN

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter X. THE RED-HEADED MAN
It was about half-past three when I came forth on the Lang Dykes. Dean was where I wanted to go. Since Catriona dwelled there, and her kinsfolk the Glengyle Macgregors appeared almost certainly to be employed against me, it was just one of the few places I should have kept away from; and being a very young man, and beginning to be very much in love, I turned my face in that direction without pause. As a slave to my conscience and common sense, however, I took a measure of precaution. Coming over the crown of a bit of a rise... Long Stories - Post by : rbmilne - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3454

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IX. THE HEATHER ON FIRE Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IX. THE HEATHER ON FIRE

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IX. THE HEATHER ON FIRE
When I left Prestongrange that afternoon I was for the first time angry. The Advocate had made a mock of me. He had pretended my testimony was to be received and myself respected; and in that very hour, not only was Simon practising against my life by the hands of the Highland soldier, but (as appeared from his own language) Prestongrange himself had some design in operation. I counted my enemies; Prestongrange with all the King's authority behind him; and the Duke with the power of the West Highlands; and the Lovat interest by their side to help them with so... Long Stories - Post by : stuart700 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3200

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VIII. THE BRAVO Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VIII. THE BRAVO

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VIII. THE BRAVO
The next day, August 29th, I kept my appointment at the Advocate's in a coat that I had made to my own measure, and was but newly ready,"Aha," says Prestongrange, "you are very fine to-day; my misses are to have a fine cavalier. Come, I take that kind of you. I take that kind of you, Mr. David. O, we shall do very well yet, and I believe your troubles are nearly at an end.""You have news for me?" cried I."Beyond anticipation," he replied. "Your testimony is after all to be received; and you may go, if you will, in my... Long Stories - Post by : sixchute - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2381

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VII. I MAKE A FAULT IN HONOUR Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VII. I MAKE A FAULT IN HONOUR

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VII. I MAKE A FAULT IN HONOUR
I came forth, I vow I know not how, on the Lang Dykes {12}. This is a rural road which runs on the north side over against the city. Thence I could see the whole black length of it tail down, from where the castle stands upon its crags above the loch in a long line of spires and gable ends, and smoking chimneys, and at the sight my heart swelled in my bosom. My youth, as I have told, was already inured to dangers; but such danger as I had seen the face of but that morning, in the midst... Long Stories - Post by : puckhead1229 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3202

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VI. UMQUILE THE MASTER OF LOVAT Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VI. UMQUILE THE MASTER OF LOVAT

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter VI. UMQUILE THE MASTER OF LOVAT
There was a man waiting us in Prestongrange's study, whom I distasted at the first look, as we distaste a ferret or an earwig. He was bitter ugly, but seemed very much of a gentleman; had still manners, but capable of sudden leaps and violences; and a small voice, which could ring out shrill and dangerous when he so desired.The Advocate presented us in a familiar, friendly way."Here, Fraser," said he, "here is Mr. Balfour whom we talked about. Mr. David, this is Mr. Simon Fraser, whom we used to call by another title, but that is an old song. Mr.... Long Stories - Post by : swinnie - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3058

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter V. IN THE ADVOCATE'S HOUSE Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter V. IN THE ADVOCATE'S HOUSE

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter V. IN THE ADVOCATE'S HOUSE
The next day, Sabbath, August 27th, I had the occasion I had long looked forward to, to hear some of the famous Edinburgh preachers, all well known to me already by the report of Mr Campbell. Alas! and I might just as well have been at Essendean, and sitting under Mr. Campbell's worthy self! the turmoil of my thoughts, which dwelt continually on the interview with Prestongrange, inhibiting me from all attention. I was indeed much less impressed by the reasoning of the divines than by the spectacle of the thronged congregation in the churches, like what I imagined of a... Long Stories - Post by : bit_twiddler - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3432

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IV. LORD ADVOCATE PRESTONGRANGE Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IV. LORD ADVOCATE PRESTONGRANGE

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter IV. LORD ADVOCATE PRESTONGRANGE
My kinsman kept me to a meal, "for the honour of the roof," he said; and I believe I made the better speed on my return. I had no thought but to be done with the next stage, and have myself fully committed; to a person circumstanced as I was, the appearance of closing a door on hesitation and temptation was itself extremely tempting; and I was the more disappointed, when I came to Prestongrange's house, to be informed he was abroad. I believe it was true at the moment, and for some hours after; and then I have no doubt... Long Stories - Post by : jen0147 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1457

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter III. I GO TO PILRIG Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter III. I GO TO PILRIG

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter III. I GO TO PILRIG
The next morning, I was no sooner awake in my new lodging than I was up and into my new clothes; and no sooner the breakfast swallowed, than I was forth on my adventurers. Alan, I could hope, was fended for; James was like to be a more difficult affair, and I could not but think that enterprise might cost me dear, even as everybody said to whom I had opened my opinion. It seemed I was come to the top of the mountain only to cast myself down; that I had clambered up, through so many and hard trials, to... Long Stories - Post by : Archmage - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3420

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter II. THE HIGHLAND WRITER Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter II. THE HIGHLAND WRITER

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter II. THE HIGHLAND WRITER
Mr. Charles Stewart the Writer dwelt at the top of the longest stair ever mason set a hand to; fifteen flights of it, no less; and when I had come to his door, and a clerk had opened it, and told me his master was within, I had scarce breath enough to send my porter packing."Awa' east and west wi' ye!" said I, took the money bag out of his hands, and followed the clerk in.The outer room was an office with the clerk's chair at a table spread with law papers. In the inner chamber, which opened from it, a... Long Stories - Post by : cclegg06 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3462

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter I. A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter I. A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK

Catriona (david Balfour) - PART I. THE LORD ADVOCATE - Chapter I. A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK
The 25th day of August, 1751, about two in the afternoon, I, David Balfour, came forth of the British Linen Company, a porter attending me with a bag of money, and some of the chief of these merchants bowing me from their doors. Two days before, and even so late as yestermorning, I was like a beggar-man by the wayside, clad in rags, brought down to my last shillings, my companion a condemned traitor, a price set on my own head for a crime with the news of which the country rang. To-day I was served heir to my position in... Long Stories - Post by : hozer - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1459

Catriona (david Balfour) - DEDICATION Catriona (david Balfour) - DEDICATION

Catriona (david Balfour) - DEDICATION
TO CHARLES BAXTER, Writer to the Signet. My Dear Charles,It is the fate of sequels to disappoint those who have waited for them; and my David, having been left to kick his heels for more than a lustre in the British Linen Company's office, must expect his late re-appearance to be greeted with hoots, if not with missiles. Yet, when I remember the days of our explorations, I am not without hope. There should be left in our native city some seed of the elect; some long-legged, hot-headed youth must repeat to-day our dreams and wanderings of so many years ago;... Long Stories - Post by : ftwin - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3544

Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem II. THE BUILDER'S DOOM Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem II. THE BUILDER'S DOOM

Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem II. THE BUILDER'S DOOM
In eighteen-twenty Deacon ThinFeu'd the land and fenced it in,And laid his broad foundations downAbout a furlong out of town.Early and late the work went on.The carts were toiling ere the dawn;The mason whistled, the hodman sang;Early and late the trowels rang;And Thin himself came day by dayTo push the work in every way.An artful builder, patent kingOf all the local building ring,Who was there like him in the quarterFor mortifying brick and mortar,Or pocketing the odd piastreBy substituting lath and plaster?With plan and two-foot rule in hand,He by the foreman took his stand,With boisterous voice, with eagle glanceTo stamp upon... Poems - Post by : claus - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 859

Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem I. ROBIN AND BEN Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem I. ROBIN AND BEN

Moral Emblems - MORAL TALES - Poem I. ROBIN AND BEN
Poem: I--ROBIN AND BEN: OR, THE PIRATE AND THE APOTHECARYCome, lend me an attentive earA startling moral tale to hear,Of Pirate Rob and Chemist Ben,And different destinies of men.Deep in the greenest of the valesThat nestle near the coast of Wales,The heaving main but just in view,Robin and Ben together grew,Together worked and played the fool,Together shunned the Sunday school,And pulled each other's youthful nosesAround the cots, among the roses.Together but unlike they grew;Robin was rough, and through and throughBold, inconsiderate, and manly,Like some historic Bruce or Stanley.Ben had a mean and servile soul,He robbed not, though he often stole.He sang... Poems - Post by : sbentley - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2565

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem VI. THE ANGLER AND THE CLOWN Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem VI. THE ANGLER AND THE CLOWN

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem VI. THE ANGLER AND THE CLOWN
The echoing bridge you here may see,The pouring lynn, the waving tree,The eager angler fresh from town -Above, the contumelious clown.The angler plies his line and rod,The clodpole stands with many a nod, -With many a nod and many a grin,He sees him cast his engine in.'What have you caught?' the peasant cries.'Nothing as yet,' the Fool replies.... Poems - Post by : Theona - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 2290

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem V. THE FOOLHARDY GEOGRAPHER Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem V. THE FOOLHARDY GEOGRAPHER

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem V. THE FOOLHARDY GEOGRAPHER
The howling desert miles around,The tinkling brook the only sound -Wearied with all his toils and feats,The traveller dines on potted meats;On potted meats and princely wines,Not wisely but too well he dines.The brindled Tiger loud may roar,High may the hovering Vulture soar;Alas! regardless of them all,Soon shall the empurpled glutton sprawl -Soon, in the desert's hushed repose,Shall trumpet tidings through his nose!Alack, unwise! that nasal songShall be the Ounce's dinner-gong!A blemish in the cut appears;Alas! it cost both blood and tears.The glancing graver swerved aside,Fast flowed the artist's vital tide!And now the apologetic bardDemands indulgence for his pard!... Poems - Post by : primesca - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 4758

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem IV. THE TRAMPS Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem IV. THE TRAMPS

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem IV. THE TRAMPS
Now long enough had day endured,Or King Apollo Palinured,Seaward he steers his panting team,And casts on earth his latest gleam.But see! the Tramps with jaded eyeTheir destined provinces espy.Long through the hills their way they took,Long camped beside the mountain brook;'Tis over; now with rising hopeThey pause upon the downward slope,And as their aching bones they rest,Their anxious captain scans the west.So paused Alaric on the AlpsAnd ciphered up the Roman scalps.... Poems - Post by : Samuel - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1318

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem III. THE DISPUTATIOUS PINES Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem III. THE DISPUTATIOUS PINES

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem III. THE DISPUTATIOUS PINES
The first pine to the second said:'My leaves are black, my branches red;I stand upon this moor of mine,A hoar, unconquerable pine.'The second sniffed and answered: 'Pooh!I am as good a pine as you.''Discourteous tree,' the first replied,'The tempest in my boughs had cried,The hunter slumbered in my shade,A hundred years ere you were made.'The second smiled as he returned:'I shall be here when you are burned.'So far dissension ruled the pair,Each turned on each a frowning air,When flickering from the bank anigh,A flight of martens met their eye.Sometime their course they watched; and then -They nodded off to sleep again.... Poems - Post by : BlueLark - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3095

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem II. THE PRECARIOUS MILL Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem II. THE PRECARIOUS MILL

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem II. THE PRECARIOUS MILL
Alone above the stream it stands,Above the iron hill,The topsy-turvy, tumble-down,Yet habitable mill.Still as the ringing saws advanceTo slice the humming deal,All day the pallid miller hearsThe thunder of the wheel.He hears the river plunge and roarAs roars the angry mob;He feels the solid building quake,The trusty timbers throb.All night beside the fire he cowers:He hears the rafters jar:O why is he not in a proper houseAs decent people are!The floors are all aslant, he sees,The doors are all a-jam;And from the hook above his headAll crooked swings the ham.'Alas,' he cries and shakes his head,'I see by every sign,There soon... Poems - Post by : AlanYoung - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 3133

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem I. PROEM Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem I. PROEM

Moral Emblems - THE GRAVER THE PEN - Poem I. PROEM
Unlike the common run of men,I wield a double power to please,And use the GRAVER and the PENWith equal aptitude and ease.I move with that illustrious crew,The ambidextrous Kings of Art;And every mortal thing I doBrings ringing money in the mart.Hence, in the morning hour, the mead,The forest and the stream perceiveMe wandering as the muses lead -Or back returning in the eve.Two muses like two maiden aunts,The engraving and the singing muse,Follow, through all my favourite haunts,My devious traces in the dews.To guide and cheer me, each attends;Each speeds my rapid task along;One to my cuts her ardour lends,One breathes... Poems - Post by : ebizwhiz - Date : April 2012 - Author : Robert Louis Stevenson - Read : 1473