The Black Douglas

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 127,066 / 361 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 948
Added to site: 2006.02.10
mnybks.net#: 12707
Origin: gutenberg.org

The fall of the great House of Douglas is the focus of this romance set in 15th century Scotland.

Show Excerpt

ith a sound like the clicking of a well-oiled lock.

"Clink the strokes strongly and featly, Malise, for to-morrow, when the Black Douglas rides upon Black Darnaway under the eyes of--well--of the ladies whom the ambassadors are bringing to greet me, there must be no stumbling and no mistakes. Or on the head of Malise MacKim the matter shall be, and let that wight remember that the Douglas does not keep a dule tree up there by the Gallows Slock for nothing."

The mighty smith was by this time examining the hoofs of the Earl's charger one by one with such instinctive delicacy of touch that Darnaway felt the kindly intent, and, bending his neck about, blew and snuffled into the armourer's tangled mat of crisp grey hair.

"Up there!" exclaimed MacKim, as the warm breath tickled his neck, and at the burst of sound the steed shifted and clattered upon the hard-beaten floor of the smithy, tossing his head till the bridle chains rang again.

"Eh, my Lord William," an altered voice came from t

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Black Douglas by Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Black Douglas by Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Black Douglas by Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Black Douglas by Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Black Douglas by Samuel Rutherford Crockett - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
Emma
by Jane Austen
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.