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jade— mother adjutant, as we call her— is a grcater “ Dear Mr Waverley,” said Lady Emily, “ to plague to the regiment than prevot-marshal, ser whom I owe so much more than acknowledgments geant-major, and old Hubble-de-Shuff the colonel can ever pay, how could you be so rash?”. into the bargain.—Come, Master Constable, let's “ My father--my uncle— this paragraph," — he see if this shy cock, as she calls him (who, by the handed the paper to Colonel Talbot. way, was a Quaker from Leeds, with whom Mrs “ I wish to Heaven these scoundrels were conNosebag had had some tart argument on the le- demned to be squeezed to death in their own gality of bearing arms), will stand godfather to a presses," said Talbot. “ I am told there are not sup of brandy, for your Yorkshire ale is cold on less than a dozen of their papers now published in my stomach.

town, and no wonder that they are obliged to inThe vivacity of this good lady, as it helped Ed- vent lies to find sale for their journals. It is true, ward out of this scrape, was like to have drawn however, my dear Edward, that you have lost your him into one or two others. In every town where father; but as to this flourish of his unpleasant sithey stopped, she wished to examine the corps de tuation having grated upon his spirits, and hurt his garde, if there was one, and once very narrowly health — the truth is— for though it is harsh to say missed introducing Waverley to a recruiting-ser- so now, yet it will relieve your mind from the idea geant of his own regiment. Then she Captain'd of weighty responsibility — the truth then is, that and Butler'd him till he was almost mad with vex Mr Richard Waverley, through this whole business, ation and anxiety; and never was he more rejoiced showed great want of sensibility, both to your siin his life at the termination of a journey, than when tuation and that of your uncle; and the last time I the arrival of the coach in London freed him from saw him, he told me, with great glee, that as I was the attentions of Madam Nosebag.

so good as take charge of your interests, he had thought it best to patch up a separate negotiation for himself, and make his peace with Government

through some channels which former connexions CHAPTER LXII.

left still open to him.” What's to be done next ?

“And my uncle-my dear uncle!"

“ Is in no danger whatever. It is true (looking It was twilight when they arrived in town ; at the date of the paper) there was a foolish report and having shaken off his companions, and walked some time ago to the purport here quoted, but it is through a good many streets to avoid the possibility entirely false. Sir Everard is gone down to Waverof being traced by them, Edward took a hackney- ley-Honour, freed from all uneasiness, unless upon coach and drove to Colonel Talbot's house, in one your own account. But you are in peril yourself of the principal squares at the west end of the - your name is in every proclamation -- warrants town. That gentleman, by the death of relations, are out to apprehend you. How and when did you had succeeded since his marriage to a large for- come here ?" tune, possessed considerable political interest, and Edward told his story at length, suppressing his lived in what is called great style.

quarrel with Fergus; for, being himself partial to When Waverley knocked at his door, he found Highlanders, he did not wish to give any advantage it at first difficult to procure admittance, but at to the Colonel's national prejudice against them. length was shown into an apartment where the “Are you sure it was your friend Glen's footboy Colonel was at table. Lady Emily, whose very you saw dead in Clifton Moor?" beautiful features were still pallid from indisposi “ Quite positive.” tion, sate opposite to him. The instant he heard « Then that little limb of the devil has cheated Waverley's voice, he started up and embraced him. the gallows, for cut-throat was written in his face ; .“ Frank Stanley, my dear boy, how d’ye do?— though” (turning to Lady Emily) “ it was a very Emily, my love, this is young Stanley."

handsome face too. - But for you, Edward, I wish The blood started to the lady's cheek as she gave you would go down again to Cumberland, or rather Waverley a reception, in which courtesy was inin. I wish you had never stirred from thence, for there gled with kindness, while her trembling hand and is an embargo on all the seaports, and a strict search faltering voice showed how much she was startled for the adherents of the Pretender; and the tongue and discomposed. Dinner was hastily replaced, and of that confounded woman will wag in her head like while Waverley was engaged in refreshing himself, the clack of a mill, till somehow or other she will dethe Colonel proceeded -" I wonder you have come tect Captain Butler to be a feigned personage." here, Frank; the Doctors tell me the air of London “ Do you know anything,” asked Waverley, “ of is very bad for your complaints. You should not my fellow-traveller?" have risked it. But I am delighted to see you, and “ Her husband was my sergeant-major for sis so is Emily, though I fear we must not reckon upon years; she was a buxom widow, with a little money your staying long."

- he married her—was steady, and got on by be“Some particular business brought me up,” mut- ing a good drill. I must send Spontoon to see what tered Waverley.

she is about; he will find her out among the old “ I supposed so, but I sha’nt allow you to stay regimental connexions. To-morrow you must be long.--Spontoon” (to an elderly military-looking indisposed, and keep your room from fatigue. Lady servant out of livery)," take away these things, Emily is to be your nurse, and Spontoon and I your and answer the bell yourself, if I ring. Don't let attendants. You bear the name of a near relation any of the other fellows disturb us ---My nephew of mine, whom none of my present people ever saw, and I have business to talk of.”

except Spontoon, so there will be no immediate When the servants bad retired, “ In the name danger. So pray feel your head ache and your eyes of God, Waverley, what has brought you here? It grow heavy as soon as possible, that you may be may be as much as your life is worth.”

put upon the sick list; and, Emily, do you order an

apartment for Frank Stanley, with all the attention name, though you participate in its guilt — is an which an invalid may require.”

action arising from mistaken virtue, and therefore In the morning the Colonel visited his guest. — cannot be classed as a disgrace, though it be doubt

Now," said he, “ I have some good news for you. less highly criminal. Where the guilty are so nuYour reputation as a gentleman and officer is effec- merous, clemency must be extended to far the tually cleared of neglect of duty, and accession to greater number; and I have little doubt of prothe mutiny in Gardiner's regiment. I have had a curing a remission for you, provided we can keep correspondence on this subject with a very zealous you out of the claws of justice till she has selected friend of yours, your Scottish parson, Morton; his and gorged upon her victims; for in this as in other first letter was addressed to Sir Everard; but I re cases, it will be according to the vulgar proverb, lieved the good Baronet of the trouble of answering “ First come, first served.” Besides, Government it. You must know, that your free-booting acquain- are desirous at present to intimidate the English tance, Donald of the Cave, has at length fallen into Jacobites, among whom they can find few examthe hands of the Philistines. He was driving off ples for punishment. This is a vindictive and timid the cattle of a certain proprietor, called Killan— feeling which will soon wear off, for, of all nations, something or other

the English are least blood-thirsty by nature. But * Killancureit?”

it exists at present, and you must therefore be kept * The same. Now the gentleman being, it seems, out of the way in the mean time.” a great farmer, and having a special value for his Now entered Spontoon with an anxious countebreed of cattle - being, moreover, rather of a timid nance. By his regimental acquaintances he had disposition, had got a party of soldiers to protect traced out Madam Nosebag, and found her full of his property: So Donald run his head unawares ire, fuss, and fidget, at discovery of an impostor, into the lion's mouth, and was defeated and made who had travelled from the north with her under prisoner. Being ordered for execution, his con the assumed name of Captain Butler of Gardiner's science was assailed on the one hand by a Catholic dragoons. She was going to lodge an information priest, -- on the other by your friend Morton. He on the subject, to have him sought for as an emisrepulsed the Catholic chiefly on account of the doc- sary of the Pretender; but Spontoon (an old soltrine of extreme unction, which this economical dier), while he pretended to approve, contrived to gentleman considered as an excessive waste of oil. make her delay her intention. No time, however, So his conversion from a state of impenitence fell was to be lost : the accuracy of this good dame's to Mr Morton's share, who, I dare say, acquitted description might probably lead to the discovery himself excellently, though, I suppose, Donald made that Waverley was the pretended Captain Butler; but a queer kind of Christian after all. He confessed, an identification fraught with danger to Edward, however, before a magistrate -- one Major Melville, perhaps to his uncle, and even to Colonel Talbot. sho seems to have been a correct, friendly sort of Which way to direct his course was now, thereperson- his full intrigue with Houghton, explaining fore, the question. particularly how it was carried on, and fully ac “ To Scotland,” said Waverley. quitting you of the least accession to it. He also “ To Scotland !” said the Colonel; “ with what mentioned his rescuing you from the hands of the purpose ?— not to engage again with the rebels, I volunteer officer, and sending you, by orders of the hope ?” Pret-Chevalier, I mean - as a prisoner to Doune, * No- I considered my campaign ended, when, from whence he understood you were carried pri- after all my efforts, I could not rejoin them; and soner to Edinburgh. These are particulars which now, by all accounts, they are gone to make a wincannot but tell in your favour. He hinted that he ter campaign in the Highlands, where such adhehad been employed to deliver and protect you, and

rents as I am would rather be burdensome than rewarded for doing so; but he would not confess useful. Indeed, it seems likely that they only proby whom, alleging, that though he would not have long the war to place the Chevalier's person out minded breaking any ordinary oath to satisfy the of danger, and then to make some terms for themcuriosity of Mr Morton, to whose pious admonitions selves. To burden them with my presence would be owed so much, yet, in the present case, he had merely add another party, whom they would not been sworn to silence upon the edge of his dirk, give up, and could not defend. I understand they which, it seems, constituted, in his opinion, an in- | left almost all their English adherents in garrison violable obligation.”

at Carlisle, for that very reason :- and on a more * And what has become of him?"

general view, Colonel, to confess the truth, though "Oh, he was hanged at Stirling after the rebels it may lower me in your opinion, I am heartily tired raised the siege, with his lieutenant, and four plaids of the trade of war, and am, as Fletcher's Humorbesides; he having the advantage of a gallows more ous Lieutenant says, even as weary of this fightJofty than his friends."

*Well, I have little cause either to regret or re “ Fighting! pooh, what have you seen but a skirjoice at his death ; and yet he has done me both mish or two?- Ah! if you saw war on the grand good and harm to a very considerable extent.” scale — sixty or a hundred thousand men in the

“ His confession, at least, will serve you mate- field on each side !” rially, since it wipes from your character all those “ I am not at all curious, Colonel-Enough, say, suspicions which gave the accusation against you a our homely proverb, is as good as a feast. The complexion of a nature different from that with plumed troops and the big war used to enchant me which so many unfortunate gentlenien, now, or in poetry; but the night marches, vigils, couched lately, in arms against the Government, may be under the wintry sky, and such accompaniments justly charged. Their treason-1 must give it its of the glorious trade, are not at all to my taste is,

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half a dozen times; and you, I should think”. " And now," said the Colonel, “bear my ar. He stopped.

rangements, for there is little time to lose. This " Had enough of it at Preston? you mean to youngster, Edward Waverley, alias Williams, alias say,” answered the Colonel, laughing; " but 'tis Captain Butler, must continue to pass by his fourth my vocation, Hal.”

alias of Francis Stanley, my nephew: he shall set " It is not mine though,” said Waverley; "and out to-morrow for the North, and the chariot shall having honourably got rid of the sword, which I take him the first two stages. Spontoon shall then drew only as a volunteer, I am quite satisfied with attend him; and they shall ride post as far as Huntmy military experience, and shall be in no hurry ingdon; and the presence of Spontoon, well known to take it up again.”

on the road as my servant, will check all disposition “ I am very glad you are of that mind — but then to inquiry. At Huntingdon you will meet the real what would you do in the north ?"

Frank Stanley. He is studying at Cambridge; but, “ In the first place, there are some seaports on a little while ago, doubtful if Emily's health would the eastern coast of Scotland still in the hands of permit me to go down to the North myself, I prothe Chevalier's friends; should I gain any of them, cured him a passport from the Secretary of State's I can easily embark for the Continent."

office to go

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stead. As he went chiefly to look “ Good — your second reason?"

after you, his journey is now unnecessary. He Why, to speak the very truth, there is a per- knows your story; you will dine together at Huntson in Scotland upon whom I now find my happi- ingdon; and perhaps your wise heads may hit upon ness depends more than I was always aware, and some plan for removing or diminishing the danger about whose situation I am very anxious." of your farther progress northward. And now,”

“ Then Emily was right, and there is a love af- (taking out a morocco case), “ let me put you in fair in the case after all ? - And which of these funds for the campaign.” two pretty Scotchwomen, whom you insisted upon “I am ashamed, my dear Colonel”my admiring, is the distinguished fair?— not Miss “ Nay,” said Colonel Talbot, “ you should comGlen- I hope."

mand my purse in any event; but this money is « No."

your own. Your father, considering the chance of “ Ali, pass for the other: simplicity may be im- your being attainted, left me his trustee for your proved, but pride and conceit never. Well, I don't advantage. So that you are worth above £15,000, discourage you; I think it will please Sir Everard, besides Brerewood Lodge---a very independent perfrom what lie said when I jested with him about it; son, I promise you. There are bills here for £200; only I hope that intolerable papa, with his brogue, any larger sum you may have, or credit abroad, as and his snuff, and his Latin, and his insufferable soon as your motions require it." long stories about the Duke of Berwick, will find it The first use which occurred to Waverley of his necessary hereafter to be an inhabitant of foreign newly-acquired wealth, was to write to honest Farparts. But as to the daughter, though I think you mer Jopson, requesting his acceptance of a silver might find as fitting a match in England, yet if your tankard on the part of his friend Williams, who heart be really set upon this Scotch rosebud, why, had not forgotten the night of the eighteenth Dethe Baronet has a great opinion of her father and cember last. He begged him at the same time of his family, and he wishes much to see you mar- carefully to preserve for liim his Highland garb ried and settled, both for your own sake and for and accoutrements, particularly the arms---curious that of the three ermines passant, which may other in themselves, and to which the friendship of the wise pass away altogether. But I will bring you donors gave additional value. Lady Emily underhis mind fully upon the subject, since you are de- took to find some suitable token of remembrance, barred correspondence for the present, for I think likely to flatter the vanity and please the taste of you will not be long in Scotland before me." Mrs Williams; and the Colonel, who was a kind of

“ Indeed! and what can induce you to think farmer, promised to send the Ulswater patriarch of returning to Scotland? No relenting longings an excellent team of horses for cart and plough. towards the land of mountains and floods, I am One happy day Waverley spent in London; and, afraid.”

travelling in the manner projected, he met with “ None, on my word;"but Emily's health is now, Frank Stanley at Huntingdon. The two young thank God, re-established, and, to tell you the truth, men were acquainted in a minute. I have little hopes of concluding the business which “ I can read my uncle's riddle,” said Stanley. I have at present most at heart, until I can have « The cautious old soldier did not care to hint to me a personal interview with his Royal Highness the that I might hand over to you this passport, which Commander-in-Chief; for, as Fluellen says, “The I have no occasion for; but if it should afterwards duke doth love me well, and I thank heaven I have come out as the rattle-pated trick of a young Candeserved some love at his hands. I am now going tab, cela ne tire à rien. You are therefore to be out for an hour or two to arrange matters for your Francis Stanley, with this passport.” This proposal departure; your liberty extends to the next room, appeared in effect to alleviate a great part of the difLady Emily's parlour, where you will find her when ficulties which Edward must otherwise have encounyou are disposed for music, reading, or conversa- tered at every turn; and accordingly he scrupled tion. We have taken measures to exclude all ser not to avail himself of it, the more especially as he vants but Spontoon, who is as true as steel.” had discarded all political purposes from his pre

In about two hours Colonel Talbot returned, and sent journey, and could not be accused of furthering found his young friend conversing with his lady; machinations against the Government while travelshe pleased with his manners and information, and ling under protection of the Secretary's passport. he delighted at being restored, though but for a mo T'he day passed merrily away. The young stument, to the society of his own rank, from which he dent was inquisitive about Waverley's campaigns, had been for some time excluded.

and the manners of the Highlands; and Edward

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tas obliged to satisfy luis curiosity by whistling a am sure if ye like to sleep in the little room, I wad pudroch, dancing a strathspey, and singing a High- tak care ye are no disturbed, and naebody wad ken land song. The next morning Stanley rode a stage ye; for Kate and Matty, the limmers, gaed aff wi' Dorthward with his new friend, and parted from twa o' Hawley's dragoons, and I hae twa new queans him with great reluctance, upon the remonstrances instead o' them.” of Spontoon, who, accustomed to submit to disci Waverley accepted her invitation, and engaged pline, was rigid in enforcing it.

her lodging for a night or two, satisfied he should be safer in the house of this simple creature than anywhere else. When he entered the parlour, his

heart swelled to see Fergus's bonnet, with the white CHAPTER LXIII.

cockade, hanging beside the little mirror. Desolation.

“ Ay,” said Mrs Flockhart, sighing, as she ob

served the direction of his eyes, “the puir Colonel WAVERLEY riding post, as was the usual fashion bought a new ane just the day before they marched, of the period, without any adventure save one or and I winna let them tak that ane doun, but just two queries, which the talisman of his passport suf to brush it ilka day mysell; and whiles I look at it ficiently answered, reached the borders of Scotland. till I just think I hear him cry to Callum to bring Here be heard the tidings of the decisive battle of him his bonnet, as he used to do when he was Culloden. It was no more than he had long ex- ganging out.- It's unco silly---the neighbours ca' pected, though the success at Falkirk had thrown me à Jacobite -- but they may say their say-I am a faint and setting gleam over the arms of the sure it's no for that, but he was as kind-hearted a Chevalier. Yet it came upon him like a shock, gentleman as ever lived, and as weel-fa’rd too. Oh, by which he was for a time altogether unmanned. d’ye ken, sir, when he is to to suffer?" The generous, the courteous, the noble-minded Ad “ Suffer! Good heaven !- Why, where is he?" venturer, was then a fugitive, with a price upon his “ Eh, Lord's sake! d'ye no ken? The poor Hiehead; his adherents, so brave, so enthusiastic, so land body, Dugald Mahoney, cam here a while syne, faithful, were dead, imprisoned, or exiled. Where, wi’ane o' his arms cuttit off, and a sair clour in the now, was the exalted and high-souled Fergus, if, head -- ye'll mind Dugald ? he carried aye an axe indeed, he had survived the night at Clifton ? on his shouther-and he cam here just begging, as where the pure-hearted and primitive Baron of I may say, for something to eat. Aweel, he tauld Bradwardine, whose foibles seemed foils to set off us the Chief, as they ca'd him (but I aye ca’ him the disinterestedness of his disposition, the genuine the Colonel), and Ensign Maccombich, tliat ye mind goodness of his heart, and his unshaken courage? weel, were ta’en somewhere beside the English borThose who clung for support to these fallen co- der, when it was sae dark that his folk never missed lumns, Rose and Flora, - where were they to be him till it was ower late, and they were like to gang sought, and in what distress must not the loss of clean dast. And he said that little Callum Beg (he their natural protectors have involved them? Of was a bauld mischievous callant that), and your Flora he thought with the regard of a brother for honour, were killed that same night in the tuilzie, a sister- of Rose, with a sensation yet more deep and mony mae braw men. But he grat when he and tender. It might be still his fate to supply the spak o' the Colonel, ye never saw the like. And want of those guardians they had lost. Agitated by now the word gangs, the Colonel is to be tried, and these thoughts, he precipitated his journey. to suffer wi' them that were ta'en at Carlisle."

When he arrived in Edinburgh, where his in “ And his sister ?" quiries must necessarily commence, he felt the full “ Ay, that they ca'd the Lady Flora — weel, difficulty of his situation. Many inhabitants of that she's away up to Carlisle to him, and lives wi' some city had seen and known him as Edward Waver- grand Papist lady thereabouts, to be near him.” ley; how, then, could he avail himself of a passport “ And," said Edward, “ the other young lady?” as Francis Stanley? He resolved, therefore, to “ Whilk other ? I ken only of ae sister the Coaroid all company, and to move northward as soon lonel had.” as possible. He was, however, obliged to wait a “ I mean Miss Bradwardine,” said Edward. day or two in expectation of a letter from Colonel “ Ou ay, the laird's daughter,” said his landlady. Talbot, and he was also to leave his own address, “ She was a very bonny lassie, poor thing, but far under his feigned character, at a place agreed upon. shyer than Lady Flora.” With this latter purpose he sallied out in the dusk “ Where is she, for God's sake?” through the well-known streets, carefully shunning Ou, wha kens where ony o' them is now? Puir observation, but in vain: one of the first persons things, they're sair ta’en doun for their white cocwhom he met at once recognised him. It was kades and their white roses; but she gaed north Mrs Flockhart, Fergus Mac-lvor's good-humoured to her father's in Perthshire, when the governlandlady.

ment troops cam back to Edinbro'. There was some “Gude guide us, Mr Waverley, is this you?- pretty men amang them, and ane Major Whacker Da, ye needna be feared for me, I wad betray nae was quartered on me, a very ceevil gentleman,gentleman in your circumstances. Eh, lack-a-day! but , Mr Waverley, he was naething sae weelLaek-a-day! here's a change o' markets! how merry fa’rd as the puir Colonel.” Colonel Mac-Ivor and you used to be in our house!" “ Do you know what is become of Miss BradAnd the good-natured widow shed a few natural wardine's father?" tears. As there was no resisting her claim of ac “ The auld laird ?- na, naebody kens that; but quaintance, Waverley acknowledged it with a good they say he fought very hard in that bluidy battle grace, as well as the danger of his own situation. at Inverness; and Deacon Clank, the white-iron

As it's near the darkening, sir, wad ye just step smith, says, that the Government folk are sair in by to our house, and tak a dish o' tea? and I agane him for having been out twice; and troth

ance."

he miglit hae ta’en warning,— but there's nae fule more rude hoofs of dragoon horses, had poached like an aud fule-- the puir Colonel was only out into black mud the verdant turf which Waverley

had so much admired. Such conversation contained almost all the good Upon entering the court-yard, Edward saw the natured widow knew of the fate of her late lodgers fears realized which these circunistances had exand acquaintances; but it was enough to determine cited. "he place had been sacked by the King's Edward at all hazards to proceed instantly to Tul- troops, who, in wanton mischief, had even attempted ly-Veolan, where he concluded he should see, or at to burn it; and though the thickness of the walls least hear something of Rose. He therefore left a had resisted the fire, unless to a partial extent, the letter for Colonel Talbot at the place agreed upon, stables and out-houses were totally consumed. The signed by his assumed name, and giving for his towers and pinnacles of the main building were address the post-town next to the Baron's residence. scorched and blackened; the pavement of the court

From Edinburgh to Perth he took post-horses, broken and shattered; the doors torn down entirely, resolving to make the rest of his journey on foot or hanging by a single hinge; the windows dashed a mode of travelling to which he was partial, and in and demolished; and the court strewed with which had the advantage of permitting a deviation articles of furniture broken into fragments. The from the road when he saw parties of military at a accessaries of ancient distinction, to which the Ba- distance. His campaign had considerably strength- ron, in the pride of his heart, had attached so much ened his constitution, and improved his habits of importance and veneration, were treated with pecuenduring fatigue. His baggage he sent before him liar contumely. The fountain was demolished, and as opportunity occurred.

the spring, which had supplied it, now flooded the As he advanced northward, the traces of war court-yard. The stone-basin seemed to be destined became visible. Broken carriages, dead horses, for a drinking-trough for cattle, from the manner unroofed cottages, trees felled for palisades, and in which it was arranged upon the ground. The bridges destroyed, or only partially repaired, --- all whole tribe of Bears, large and small

, had expeindicated the movements of hostile armies. In rienced as little favour as those at the head of the those places where the gentry were attached to the avenue; and one or two of the family pictures, Stuart cause, their houses seemed dismantled or which seemed to have served as targets for the sol. deserted, the usual course of what may be called | diers, lay on the ground in tatters. With an aching ornamental labour was totally interrupted, and the heart, as may well be imagined, Edward viewed inhabitants were seen gliding about, with fear, sor this wreck of a mansion so respected. But his row, and dejection on their faces.

anxiety to learn the fate of the proprietors, and his It was evening when he approached the village fears as to what that fate might be, increased with of Tully-Veolan, with feelings and sentiments every step. When he entered upon the terrace, how different from those which attended his first new "scenes of desolation were visible. The balusentrance ! Then, life was so new to him, that a dull trade was broken down, the walls destroyed, the or disagreeable day was one of the greatest mis- borders overgrown with weeds, and the fruit-trees fortunes which his imagination anticipated, and it cut down or grubbed up. In one copartment of seemed to him that his time ought only to be con this old-fashioned garden were two immense horsesecrated to elegant or amusing study, and relieved chestnut trees, of whose size the Baron was partiby social or youthful frolic. Now, how changed ! cularly vain : too lazy, perhaps, to cut them down, how saddened, yet how elevated was his character, the spoilers, with malevolent ingenuity, had mined within the course of a very few months ! Danger them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the and misfortune are rapid, though severe teachers. cavity. One had been shivered to pieces by the “ A sadder and a wiser man," he felt, in internal explosion, and the fragments lay scattered around, confidence and mental dignity, a compensation for encumbering the ground it had so long shadowed. the gay dreams which, in his case, experience had | The other mine had been more partial in its effect. 80 rapidly dissolved.

About one-fourth of the trunk of the tree was torn As he approached the village, he saw, with sur from the mass, which, mutilated and defaced on prise and anxiety, that a party of soldiers were the one side, still spread on the other its ample and quartered near it, and, what was worse, that they undiminished boughs.? seemed stationary there. This he conjectured from Amid these general marks of ravage, there were a few tents which he beheld glimmering upon what some which more particularly addressed the feelings was called the Common Moor. To avoid the risk of Waverley. Viewing the front of the building, of being stopped and questioned in a place where thus wasted and defaced, his eyes naturally sought he was so likely to be recognised, he made a large the little balcony which more properly belonged to circuit, altogether avoiding the hamlet, and ap- Rose's apartment - her troisième, or rather cinproaching the upper gate of the avenue by a by: quième étage. It was easily discovered, for beneath path well known to him. A single glance announced it lay the stage-flowers and shrubs with which it that great changes had taken place. One half of the was her pride to decorate it, and which had been gate, entirely destroyed, and split up for firewood, hurled from the bartizan : several of her books lay in piles, ready to be taken away; the other were mingled with broken flower-pots and other swung uselessly about upon its loosened hinges. remnants. Among these, Waverley distinguished The battlements above the gate were broken and one of his own, a small copy of Ariosto, and ga. thrown down, and the carved Bears, which were thered it as a treasure, though wasted by the wind said to have done sentinel's duty upon the top for and rain. centuries, now, hurled from their posts, lay among the rubbish. The avenue was cruelly wasted. Se I A pair of chestnut trees, destroyed, the one entirely, veral large trees were felled and left lying across

and the other in part, by such a mischievous and wanton

act of revenge, grew at Invergarry Castle, the fastness of the path ; and the cattle of the villagers, and the Macdonald of Glengarry.

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