Tales From Scottish Ballads

Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,519 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 564
Added to site: 2009.03.28
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The Lochmaben Harper
The Laird o' Logie
Kinmont Willie
The Gude Wallace
The Warlock o' Oakwood
Muckle-Mou'ed Meg
Dick o' the Cow
The Heir of Linne
Black Agnace of Dunbar
Thomas the Rhymer
Lord Soulis
The Brownie of Blednock
Sir Patrick Spens
Young Bekie
The Earl of Mar's Daughter
Hynde Horn
The Gay Gos-Hawk

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moonlight, but she stole behind one of the buttresses that cast heavy shadows on the grass, and waited.

Nearly a quarter of an hour passed before another figure issued from the same little postern and joined her. This time it was the young French noble, his finery hidden by a guard's long cloak.

"Pardon me, sweetheart," he said, throwing aside his disguise and putting his hand caressingly on her shoulder, "but 'tis not my fault that thou art here before me. I had to dance a minuet with her Majesty the Queen; she was anxious to show the court dames how 'tis done in Denmark, and, as thou knowest, I have learned the Danish steps passably well dancing it so often with thee. So I was called on, and Arthur Seaton, and a mention was made of thee, but Gertrud Van Hollbell volunteered to fill thy place."

"Gertrud is a good-natured wench, and I will tell her so; but did her Majesty not notice my absence?"

"Nay, verily, she was so busy talking with me, and I gave her no time to miss thee," s

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