By R. L. Stevenson
Catriona is a stirring story of affection, possibility, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of outdated Edinburgh.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 associates James Stewart and Alan Breck are implicated in a sensational killing, and David needs to struggle to transparent their names. within the strategy he meets the gorgeous 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 well known abducted was once thought of through Robert Louis Stevenson to be one in every of his most sensible works.
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Well, well," said he, "we must try to save them. And in the meanwhile let us return to gentler methods. You must not bear any grudge upon my friend, Mr. Simon, who did but speak by his brief. And even if you did conceive some malice against myself, who stood by and seemed rather to hold a candle, I must not let that extend to innocent members of my family. These are greatly engaged to see more of you, and I cannot consent to have my young womenfolk disappointed. To-morrow they will be going to Hope Park, where I think it very proper you should make your bow.
Where is my word now? Who could believe me now? You could not believe me. " All this I said with a weeping voice, but I had no tears in my body. "My heart is sore for you," said she, "but be sure you are too nice. I would not believe you, do you say? I would trust you with anything. And these men? I would not be thinking of them! Men who go about to entrap and to destroy you! Fy! this is no time to crouch. Look up! Do you not think I will be admiring you like a great hero of the good —and you a boy not much older than myself?
You say you are innocent. " "I was waiting for you there," said I. " said Mr. Simon, "here is enough evidence to hang a bullock, let be a David Balfour! I shall be upon that trial; my voice shall be raised; I shall then speak much otherwise from what I do to-day, and far less to your gratification, little as you like it now! " cries he. "I have found the key of your impudent heart. You look pale, your eyes waver, Mr. David! " "I own to a natural weakness," said I. "I think no shame for that. Shame.