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Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

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Author: Ian Maclaren (Rev. John Watson)
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,711 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 721 4674

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush was one of the first films on which Alfred Hitchcock worked when he joined the London branch of Famous Players-Lasky as a title designer. The story was adapted by Margaret Turnbull.

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parish schoolmaster, and he knew little beyond his craft, but the spirit of the Humanists awoke within him, and he smote with all his might, bidding goodbye to his English as one flings away the scabbard of a sword.

"Ye think that a'm asking a great thing when I plead for a pickle notes to give a puir laddie a college education. I tell ye, man, a'm honourin' ye and givin' ye the fairest chance ye'll ever hae o' winning wealth. Gin ye store the money ye hae scrapit by mony a hard bargain, some heir ye never saw 'ill gar it flee in chambering and wantonness. Gin ye hed the heart to spend it on a lad o' pairts like Geordie Hoo, ye wud hae twa rewards nae man could tak fra ye. Ane wud be the honest gratitude o' a laddie whose desire for knowledge ye hed sateesfied, and the second wud be this--anither scholar in the land; and a'm thinking with auld John Knox that ilka scholar is something added to the riches of the commonwealth. And what 'ill it cost ye? Little mair than the price o' a cattle beast. Man, Dr



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