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Fri Mar 31 02:47:32 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s Stories by English Authors: Scotland, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Stories by English Authors: Scotland Author: Various Release Date: April 3, 2006 [EBook #2588] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS: *** Produced by Dagny; Emma Dudding; John Bickers STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS SCOTLAND CONTENTS The Courting of T’nowhead’s Bell -The Heather Lintie- A Doctor of the Old School Wandering Willie’s Tale The Glenmutchkin Railway Thrawn Janet J.
M.
Barrie S.
R.
Crockett Ian Maclaren Sir Walter Scott Professor Aytoun R.
L.
Stevenson THE COURTING OF T’NOWHEAD’S BELL, By J.
M.
Barrie For two years it had been notorious in the square that Sam’l Dickie was thinking of courting T’nowhead’s Bell, and that if Little Sanders Elshioner (which is the Thrums pronunciation of Alexander Alexander) went in for her, he might prove a formidable rival.
Sam’l was a weaver in the tenements, and Sanders a coal-carter, whose trade-mark was a bell on his horse’s neck that told when coal was coming.
Being something of a public man, Sanders had not, perhaps, so high a social position as Sam’l, but he had succeeded his father on the coal-cart, while the weaver had already tried several trades.
It had always been against Sam’l, too, that once when the kirk was vacant he had advised the selection of the third minister who preached for it on the ground that it became expensive to pay a large number of candidates.
The scandal of the thing was hushed up, out of respect for his father, who was a God-fearing man, but Sam’l was known by it in Lang Tammas’s circle. The coal-carter was called Little Sanders to disti...





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