Nancy Stair

by Elinor Macartney Lane

The story of the beautiful and accomplished Nancy Stair as told by her father, Lord Stair ,is a delightfully intimate glimpse of this remarkable personality. For who should know her so well as "Jock," her own father, who "watched her grow from a wonderful child into a wonderful woman; and saw her, with a man's education, none but men for friends and no counselings save from her own heart, solve most wisely for the race the problem put to every woman of gift; and with sweetest reasoning and no bitter renouncings enter the kingdom of great womanhood?" Throughout, the story pulsates with the vivid personality of Nancy Stair. Little Nancy, with her wilful waywardness and her great heart which held "wide room for all that be," so that Castle Stair, in order to keep her, must shelter all her folk, from Dame Dickenson and Father Michel, down to "the drey hen and the broken owl." Nancy Stair, the girl fascinating and beautiful, with the charm of her poetic nature and her unconventional ways, the innocent daring of her coquetry with "Bobby Burns"; Nancy Stair, whose heart, so pure and unsullied, was wakened by her love for Dandie Carmichael; her nimble wit which served in Dandie's hour of trial for murder, to outwit the canny lawyer, Hugh Pitcairn, and get her lad free of a false charge! Nancy Stair! This is a delightful tale of this witty, good, and charming woman.

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