Sir Quixote of the Moors

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Sir Quixote of the Moors  (1895) 
by John Buchan
John Buchan's first novel—written when he was all of 19 and still a student. The novel is set in Galloway in Scotland in the late 17th century and follows the adventures of the impoverished Jean Sieur de Rohaine. Excerpted from Sir Quixote of the Moors on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Frontispiece by W. C. Greenough

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"He came at me with his sword in great heat."—P. 131


SIR QUIXOTE
OF THE MOORS


BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF AN
EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF
THE SIEUR DE ROHAINE


BY
JOHN BUCHAN

TO
GILBERT MURRAY

WHATSOEVER IN THIS BOOK IS NOT
WORTHLESS IS DEDICATED
BY HIS FRIEND




PREFACE.

The narrative, now for the first time presented to the world, was written by the Sieur de Rohaine to while away the time during the long period and painful captivity, borne with heroic resolution, which preceded his death. He chose the English tongue, in which he was extraordinarily proficient, for two reasons: first, as an exercise in the language; second, because he desired to keep the passages here recorded from the knowledge of certain of his kins-folk in France. Few changes have been made in his work. Now and then an English idiom has been substituted for a French; certain tortuous expressions have been emended; and in general the portions in the Scots dialect have been rewritten, since the author's knowledge of this manner of speech seems scarcely to have been so great as he himself thought.




Contents[edit]

CHAPTER

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


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 80 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.