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The Black Douglas   By: (1860-1914)

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[Illustration: "AND AT THE LAST HE ... SAILED OVER THE SEAS TO HIS OWN LAND." Frontispiece ]

The Black Douglas

By

S.R. Crockett

Author of "The Raiders," "The Stickit Minister," etc.

New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1899

COPYRIGHT, 1899,

By S.R. CROCKETT.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

The Black Douglas rides Home.

CHAPTER II

My Fair Lady

CHAPTER III

Two riding together

CHAPTER IV

The Rose red Pavilion

CHAPTER V

The Witch Woman

CHAPTER VI

The Prisoning of Malise the Smith

CHAPTER VII

The Douglas Muster

CHAPTER VIII

The Crossing of the Ford

CHAPTER IX

Laurence sings a Hymn

CHAPTER X

The Braes of Balmaghie

CHAPTER XI

The Ambassador of France

CHAPTER XII

Mistress Maud Lindesay

CHAPTER XIII

A Daunting Summons

CHAPTER XIV

Captain of the Earl's Guard

CHAPTER XV

The Night Alarm

CHAPTER XVI

Sholto captures a Prisoner of Distinction

CHAPTER XVII

The Lamp is blown out

CHAPTER XVIII

The Morning Light

CHAPTER XIX

La Joyeuse baits her Hook

CHAPTER XX

Andro the Penman gives an Account of his Stewardship.

CHAPTER XXI

The Bailies of Dumfries

CHAPTER XXII

Wager of Battle

CHAPTER XXIII

Sholto wins Knighthood

CHAPTER XXIV

The Second Flouting of Maud Lindesay

CHAPTER XXV

The Dogs and the Wolf hold Council

CHAPTER XXVI

The Lion Tamer

CHAPTER XXVII

The Young Lords ride away

CHAPTER XXVIII

On the Castle Roof

CHAPTER XXIX

Castle Crichton

CHAPTER XXX

The Bower by yon Burnside

CHAPTER XXXI

The Gaberlunzie Man

CHAPTER XXXII

"Edinburgh Castle, Tower, and Town"

CHAPTER XXXIII

The Black Bull's Head

CHAPTER XXXIV

Betrayed with a Kiss

CHAPTER XXXV

The Lion at Bay

CHAPTER XXXVI

The Rising of the Douglases

CHAPTER XXXVII

A Strange Meeting

CHAPTER XXXVIII

The MacKims come to Thrieve

CHAPTER XXXIX

The Gift of the Countess.

CHAPTER XL

The Mission of James the Gross

CHAPTER XLI

The Withered Garland

CHAPTER XLII

Astarte the She wolf

CHAPTER XLIII

Malise fetches a Clout

CHAPTER XLIV

Laurence takes New Service

CHAPTER XLV

The Boasting of Gilles de Sillé

CHAPTER XLVI

The Country of the Dread

CHAPTER XLVII

Cæsar Martin's Wife

CHAPTER XLVIII

The Mercy of La Meffraye

CHAPTER XLIX

The Battle with the Were wolves

CHAPTER L

The Altar of Iron

CHAPTER LI

The Marshal's Chamber

CHAPTER LII

The Jesting of La Meffraye

CHAPTER LIII

Sybilla's Vengeance

CHAPTER LIV

The Cross under the Apron

CHAPTER LV

The Red Milk

CHAPTER LVI

The Shadow behind the Throne

CHAPTER LVII

The Tower of Death

CHAPTER LVIII

The White Tower of Machecoul

CHAPTER LIX

The Last Sacrifice to Barran Sathanas

CHAPTER LX

His Demon hath deserted him

CHAPTER LXI

Leap Year in Galloway

THE BLACK DOUGLAS

CHAPTER I

THE BLACK DOUGLAS RIDES HOME

Merry fell the eve of Whitsunday of the year 1439, in the fairest and heartsomest spot in all the Scottish southland. The twined May pole had not yet been taken down from the house of Brawny Kim, master armourer and foster father to William, sixth Earl of Douglas and Lord of Galloway.

Malise Kim, who by the common voice was well named "The Brawny," sat in his wicker chair before his door, overlooking the island studded, fairy like loch of Carlinwark. In the smithy across the green bare trodden road, two of his elder sons were still hammering at some armour of choice. But it was a ploy of their own, which they desired to finish that they might go trig and point device to the Earl's weapon showing to morrow on the braes of Balmaghie... Continue reading book >>




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