By R. L. Stevenson
Catriona is a stirring story of affection, chance, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of previous Edinburgh. David Balfour is an orphaned younger gentleman who has lately controlled to say his inheritance from a miserly (and murderous) uncle. Now he and his buddies 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 attractive and bold Catriona MacGregor Drummond, and reveals that not anything will ever be a similar back. Interwoven with real-life humans and occasions, this sequel to the immensely renowned abducted was once thought of by way of Robert Louis Stevenson to be one among his most sensible works.
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She pursued. "I'm come after my saxpence, mem," said I. " observed the old lady, with some approval. "I thought ye had just been a cuif—you and your saxpence, and your LUCKY DAY and your SAKE OF BALWHIDDER"—from which I was gratified to learn that Catriona had not forgotten some of our talk. "But all this is by the purpose," she resumed. " "This is surely rather an early question," said I. "The maid is young, so am I, worse fortune. I have but seen her the once. I'll not deny," I added, making up my mind to try her with some frankness, "I'll not deny but she has run in my head a good deal since I met in with her.
She cried, with a voice of joy that seemed to mock at me. "You saw James More? " "I did even that," said I. Then I think things went the worst way for me that was humanly possible. She gave me a look of mere gratitude. " 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.
CHAPTER VIII—THE BRAVO The next day, August 29th, I kept my appointment at the Advocate's in a coat that I had made to my own measure, and was but newly ready, "Aha," says Prestongrange, "you are very fine to-day; my misses are to have a fine cavalier. Come, I take that kind of you. I take that kind of you, Mr. David. " cried I. "Beyond anticipation," he replied. " I was too much amazed to find words. "In the meanwhile," he continued, "though I will not ask you to renew your pledge, I must caution you strictly to be reticent.
Catriona by R. L. Stevenson