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On one side of the old man was a sylph - like form -a young woman of about
seventeen , whom the Colonel accounted to be his daughter . She was looking ,
from time to time , anxiously towards the avenue , as if expecting the postchaise ;
In short , Julia , I know you have a relish for society , and I intend to invite a young
person , the daughter of a deceased friend , to spend a few months with us . " “ “
Not a governess , for the love of Heaven , papa ! ” exclaimed poor I , my fears at ...
... purse argued strongly to her mind that all was not right , -- Mrs . Mac - Candlish
, I say , now gave Glossin to understand , that her postilion and hostler had both
seen the stranger upon the ice that day when young Hazlewood was wounded .
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The second published novel of Walter Scott. Apparently written in 6 weeks when Scott needed to raise funds urgently when in a financial crisis, the book holds together remarkably well. The plot is of ... Read full review
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This is the second novel written by Walter Scott, and arguably better than his first one Waverley. Set mainly in the rural Galloway region of Scotland in the late 1700s, Guy Mannering tells us a story ... Read full review