Chronicles of the Canongate (Google eBook)
Set within a framing narrative, these three stories take place in the years following the Jacobite defeat and feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In two of Walter Scott's best-known tales, "The Highland Widow" and "The Two Drovers," two young men are torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. "The Surgeon's Daughter" follows three young Scots to India during the first years of the British Empire. All three highlight Scott's unique gift for re-creating the spirit of historical eras and painting stirring portraits of Scottish people.
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THE TWO DROVERS
MY AUNT MARGARETS MIRROR
THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER
DEATH OF THE LAIRDS JOCK
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Page xxxv - He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.