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Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I

Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,034 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: PR
Series: Wilson's Tales
Downloads: 618
Added to site: 2010.06.18
mnybks.net#: 28186
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e'e; and I think we would show a want o' natural sympathy and respect for our worthy neighbour, if we didna every one get his foot into the stirrup without loss o' time, and assist him in his search. For, in my rough, country way o' thinking, it must be something particularly out o' the common that would tempt Thomas to be amissing. Indeed, I needna say tempt, for there could be no inclination in the way. And our hills," he concluded, in a lower tone, "are not ower chancy in other respects, besides the breaking up o' the storm."

"Oh!" said Mrs. Elliot, wringing her hands, "I have had the coming o' this about me for days and days. My head was growing dizzy with happiness, but thoughts came stealing upon me like ghosts, and I felt a lonely soughing about my heart, without being able to tell the cause; but the cause is come at last! And my dear Thomas--the very pride and staff o' my life--is lost!--lost to me for ever!"

"I ken, Mrs. Elliot," replied the Northumbrian, "it is an easy matter

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