Midwinter

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MIDWINTER

CERTAIN TRAVELLERS IN
OLD ENGLAND


BY
JOHN BUCHAN


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THOMAS NELSON AND SONS, Ltd.
LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK

 

 

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN AT
THE PRESS OF THE PUBLISHERS

 

 

TO
VERNON WATNEY

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.

 

 

CONTENTS

  1. Preface*
  2. I. In which a Highland Gentleman misses his Way 15
  3. II. In which a Nobleman is Perplexed 33
  4. III. In which Private Matters cut across Affairs of State 55
  5. IV. Mr Kyd of Greyhouses 66
  6. V. Chance-Medley 78
  7. VI. Introduces the Runaway Lady 94
  8. VII. How a Man may hunt with the Hounds and yet run with the Hare 106
  9. VIII. Broom at the Cross-Roads 120
  10. IX. Old England 132
  11. X. Snowbound at the sleeping Deer 146
  12. XI. Night at the Same: Two Visitors 164
  13. XII. The Hut in the Oak Shaw 175
  14. XIII. Journeyman John 188
  15. XIV. Duchess Kitty on the Road 200
  16. XV. Bids Farewell to a Scots Laird 212
  17. XVI. Bids Farewell to an English Lady 230
  18. XVII. Ordeal of Honour 240
  19. XVIII. In which Three Gentlemen confess their Nakedness 257
  20. XIX. Ramoth-Gilead 270

* Not included in the listing

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.