By R. L. Stevenson
Catriona is a stirring story of affection, threat, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of outdated Edinburgh. David Balfour is an orphaned younger gentleman who has lately controlled to assert his inheritance from a miserly (and murderous) uncle. Now he and his acquaintances James Stewart and Alan Breck are implicated in a sensational killing, and David needs to struggle to transparent their names. within the procedure he meets the gorgeous and bold Catriona MacGregor Drummond, and unearths that not anything will ever be an analogous back. Interwoven with real-life humans and occasions, this sequel to the immensely renowned abducted used to be thought of through Robert Louis Stevenson to be one in all his top works.
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Says she. "You thank me for very little," said I, and then stopped. But it seemed when I was holding back so much, something at least had to come out. " she cried out. " "I will take the freedom of a word yet," said I, beginning to tremble. "Perhaps neither your father nor I are in the best of spirits at Prestongrange's. I daresay we both have anxious business there, for it's a dangerous house. I was sorry for him too, and spoke to him the first, if I could but have spoken the wiser. " "And I am not wondering at that," said she.
And now admire the hand of Providence! A stranger is in Fleming's printing house, spies a proof on the floor, picks it up, and carries it to me. Of all things, it was just this libel. —and here it is for anybody, the muckle secret out—all may see it now. " "Troth, I think you would enjoy it ill," said I. " It was now my turn. I laid before him in brief Mr. Simon's threats and offers, and the whole incident of the bravo, with the subsequent scene at Prestongrange's. Of my first talk, according to promise, I said nothing, nor indeed was it necessary.
I am thinking that I lack the docility of the son," says I. " he cried. "This has been made a test case, all who would prosper in the future must put a shoulder to the wheel. Look at me! Do you suppose it is for my pleasure that I put myself in the highly invidious position of persecuting a man that I have drawn the sword alongside of? " "But I think, sir, that you forfeited your choice when you mixed in with that unnatural rebellion," I remarked. " says he. "I protest you are fallen in the worst sort of error.
Catriona by R. L. Stevenson