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“Thish William Wallace,” my father was wont to say as he approached the myth, “was a joint giant , no less. He was nine fut ’leven inches tall an’ his soord was eight fut foore inches long. It’s in Stirlin’ Cashtle now, an’ there niver was but one man besides Wallace who cud handle it. Th’ Black Douglas an’ all av thim Scotchmen thried it an’ failed. Whin, one day, along comes Gin’ral Patrick Sarsfield—a little bit av a felly, only five fut siven inches tall—an’ he tuk that soord av William Wallace in one hand an’, me son, he made it whishtle.” He would have said more, but was drawn back by Dinah, who apparently was still jealous of the stranger. Beatrice remembered that this was the woman with whom Jerry had been speaking during the day, the same that had awakened the jealousy of Dinah. Also, she was the daughter of the ex-butler. She advanced with gliding steps, and looked like a beautiful lithe tigress stealing towards her prey. Susannah, in honour of the guest, had produced the best tea service, a priceless set of old Sèvres. The tray was painted with Cupidons blowing trumpets as if in honour of the victory of Susannah over mischance, in that she had conveyed them upstairs by some miracle unsmashed. The girl breathed hard, but kept silence, gazing like one transfixed into Waghorn’s keen eyes. "When I entered the gates of The Camp at nine o'clock. He is a tall man, with a black patch over the left eye." A spirit voice replied, “From bearing right “And two of them have left their horses and be coming this way,” said Nan. “See their red ribbons; they be King’s soldiers.” "Well, I want to go to Convent Grange this evening at six, to see Miss Paslow, and talk over the matter." “Not silly.” Her voice sounded far away and elfin. “You want me to like only you. You wish he hadn’t come; now don’t you?” "Oh, how could you?"

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