Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 Written by Himself

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C. Scribner, 1920 - 326 pages

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Page i - HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY ; his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his Acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites ; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called : Written by Himself, and now set forth, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Page 40 - ... there was something in his face, a look between tears and laughter, that was highly pathetic and consisted ill with this gaiety of manner.
Page 83 - Stewart," he said, drawing himself up. "Alan Breck, they call me. A king's name is good enough for me, though I bear it plain and have the name of no farm-midden to clap to the hind-end of it.
Page 197 - The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade on thy right hand doth stay: The moon by night thee shall not smite, nor yet the sun by day.
Page 86 - I must hear the bursting of the glass!" "Ye have some rudiments of sense," said Alan, grimly. Chapter X The Siege of the Round-house But now our time of truce was come to an end. Those on deck had waited for my coming till they grew impatient; and scarce had Alan spoken, when the captain showed face in the open door. "Stand!" cried Alan, and pointed his sword at him. The captain stood, indeed; but he neither winced nor drew back a foot. "A naked sword?" says he. "This is a strange return for hospitality.
Page 128 - I could catch a sight of the great, ancient church and the roofs of the people's houses in lona. And on the other hand, over the low country of the Ross, I saw smoke go up, morning and evening, as if from a homestead in a hollow of the land. I used to watch this smoke, when I was wet and cold, and had my head half turned with loneliness; and think of the fireside and the company, till my heart burned. It was the same with the roofs of lona. Altogether, this sight I had of men's homes and comfortable...
Page 89 - I heard one say. And another answered him with a 'Wheesht, man! He's paid the piper.' After that the voices fell again into the same muttering as before. Only now, one person spoke most of the time, as though laying down a plan, and first one and then another answered him briefly, like men taking orders. By this, I made sure they were coming on again, and told Alan. 'It's what we have to pray for,
Page 121 - It was the spare yard I had got hold of, and I was amazed to see how far I had travelled from the brig. I hailed her, indeed; but it was plain she was already out of cry. She was still holding together; but whether or not they had yet launched the boat, I was too far off and too low down to see. While I was hailing the brig, I spied a tract of water lying between us, where no great waves came, but which yet boiled white all over and bristled in the moon with rings and bubbles. Sometimes the whole...
Page 1 - The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills as I went down the road; and by the time I had come as far as the manse, the blackbirds were whistling in the garden lilacs, and the mist that hung around the valley in the time of the dawn was beginning to arise and die away.
Page 92 - ... clap-to the hatch upon the top. The round-house was like a shambles; three were dead inside, another lay in his death agony across the threshold ; and there were Alan and I victorious and unhurt. He came up to me with open arms. " Come to my arms ! " he cried, and embraced and kissed me hard upon both cheeks. " David," said he, "I love you like a brother.

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