Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood

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J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1871 - Beggars - 301 pages
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A young Scottish boy relates his adventures growing up with his three brothers in a small country town in northern Scotland where their father is clergyman.

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Page 155 - Oh! the bonny, bonny dell, whaur the primroses won, Luikin oot o' their leaves like wee sons o' the sun; Whaur the wild roses hing like flickers o
Page 65 - But her shoe came off in his mouth, and she drew in her foot, and was safe.' " But the more natural solution of the difficulty may be that the kelpie was a creature supposed or alleged to lurk among the kelp or sea-weed, which in some coasts not only grows to an incredible height and size, but disposes itself in all sorts of fantastic and weird forms.
Page 166 - You're quite right, Ranald,'' answered Turkey ; "but there are several things to be considered. In the first place, the nest is by the roadside, and somebody else might find it.
Page 65 - ... might be just opening his mouth to take her every moment. At last she reached the door, which her father, who had gone out to look for her, had set wide open that she might run in at once; but all the breath was out of her body, and she fell down flat just as she got inside.
Page 20 - ... him; or the grand rush of the sea waves over the bewildered hosts of the Egyptians. We lay and listened with all the more enjoyment, that while the fire was burning so brightly, and the presence of my father filling the room with safety and peace, the wind was howling outside, and the snow...

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