The World’s Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

By | July 27, 2019

The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

It was upon a delicious summer morning that a youth approached the ford of a small river, near the Royal castle of Plessis-les-Tours, in ancient Touraine. The age of the young traveller might be about nineteen or twenty, and his face and person were very prepossessing. His smart blue bonnet, with sprig of holly and eagle’s feather, was already recognised as the Scottish headgear. Two persons loitered on the opposite side of the small river and observed the youth.

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