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We two confess twin loyalties—
Wychwood beneath the April skies
Is yours, and many a scented road
That winds in June by Evenlode.
Not less when autumn fires the brake,
Yours the deep heath by Fannich's lake,
The corries where the dun deer roar
And eagles wheel above Sgurr Mór.
So I, who love with equal mind
The southern sun, the northern wind,
The lilied lowland water-mead
And the grey hills that cradle Tweed,
Bring you this tale which haply tries
To intertwine our loyalties.
Preface* I. In which a Highland Gentleman misses his Way 15 II. In which a Nobleman is Perplexed 33 III. In which Private Matters cut across Affairs of State 55 IV. Mr Kyd of Greyhouses 66 V. Chance-Medley 78 VI. Introduces the Runaway Lady 94 VII. How a Man may hunt with the Hounds and yet run with the Hare 106 VIII. Broom at the Cross-Roads 120 IX. Old England 132 X. Snowbound at the sleeping Deer 146 XI. Night at the Same: Two Visitors 164 XII. The Hut in the Oak Shaw 175 XIII. Journeyman John 188 XIV. Duchess Kitty on the Road 200 XV. Bids Farewell to a Scots Laird 212 XVI. Bids Farewell to an English Lady 230 XVII. Ordeal of Honour 240 XVIII. In which Three Gentlemen confess their Nakedness 257 XIX. Ramoth-Gilead 270
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