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Donal Grant   By: (1824-1905)

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Note from electronic text creator: I have compiled a word list with definitions of most of the Scottish words and phrases found in this work at the end of the book. This list does not belong to the original work, but is designed to help with the conversations in Broad Scots found in this work. A further explanation of this list can be found towards the end of this document, preceding the word list.

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DONAL GRANT

BY

GEORGE MACDONALD, LL.D.

1905 edition

CONTENTS

I. FOOT FARING. II. A SPIRITUAL FOOT PAD. III. THE MOOR. IV. THE TOWN. V. THE COBBLER. VI. DOORY. VII. A SUNDAY. VIII. THE GATE. IX. THE MORVEN ARMS. X. THE PARISH CLERGYMAN. XI. THE EARL. XII. THE CASTLE. XIII. A SOUND. XIV. THE SCHOOLROOM. XV. HORSE AND MAN. XVI. COLLOQUIES. XVII. LADY ARCTURA. XVIII. A CLASH. XIX. THE FACTOR. XX. THE OLD GARDEN. XXI. A FIRST MEETING. XXII. A TALK ABOUT GHOSTS. XXIII. A TRADITION OF THE CASTLE. XXIV. STEPHEN KENNEDY. XXV. EVASION. XXVI. CONFRONTMENT. XXVII. THE SOUL OF THE OLD GARDEN. XXVIII. A PRESENCE YET NOT A PRESENCE. XXIX. EPPY AGAIN. XXX. LORD MORVEN. XXXI. BEWILDERMENT. XXXII. THE SECOND DINNER WITH THE EARL. XXXIII. THE HOUSEKEEPER'S ROOM. XXXIV. COBBLER AND CASTLE. XXXV. THE EARL'S BEDCHAMBER. XXXVI. A NIGHT WATCH. XXXVII. LORD FORGUE AND LADY ARCTURA. XXXVIII. ARCTURA AND SOPHIA. XXXIX. THE CASTLE ROOF. XL. A RELIGION LESSON. XLI. THE MUSIC NEST. XLII. COMMUNISM. XLIII. EPPY AND KENNEDY. XLIV. HIGH AND LOW. XLV. A LAST ENCOUNTER. XLVI. A HORRIBLE STORY. XLVII. MORVEN HOUSE XLVIII. PATERNAL REVENGE. XLIX. FILIAL RESPONSE. L. A SOUTH EASTERLY WIND. LI. A DREAM. LII. INVESTIGATION. LIII. MISTRESS BROOKES UPON THE EARL. LIV. LADY ARCTURA'S ROOM. LV. HER BED CHAMBER. LVI. THE LOST ROOM. LVII. THE HOUSEKEEPER'S ROOM. LVIII. A SOUL DISEASED. LIX. DUST TO DUST. LX. A LESSON ABOUT DEATH. LXI. THE BUREAU. LXII. THE CRYPT. LXIII. THE CLOSET. LXIV. THE GARLAND ROOM. LXV. THE WALL. LXVI. PROGRESS AND CHANGE. LXVII. THE BREAKFAST ROOM. LXVIII. LARKIE. LXIX. THE SICK CHAMBER. LXX. A PLOT. LXXI. GLASHGAR. LXXII. SENT, NOT CALLED. LXXIII. IN THE NIGHT. LXXIV. A MORAL FUNGUS. LXXV. THE PORCH OF HADES. LXXVI. THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. LXXVII. THE ANGEL OF THE DEVIL. LXXVIII. RESTORATION. LXXIX. A SLOW TRANSITION. LXXX. AWAY FARING. LXXXI. A WILL AND A WEDDING. LXXXII. THE WILL. LXXXIII. INSIGHT. LXXXIV. MORVEN HOUSE.

CHAPTER I.

FOOT FARING.

It was a lovely morning in the first of summer. Donal Grant was descending a path on a hillside to the valley below a sheep track of which he knew every winding as well as any boy his half mile to and from school. But he had never before gone down the hill with the feeling that he was not about to go up again. He was on his way to pastures very new, and in the distance only negatively inviting. But his heart was too full to be troubled nor was his a heart to harbour a care, the next thing to an evil spirit, though not quite so bad; for one care may drive out another, while one devil is sure to bring in another.

A great billowy waste of mountains lay beyond him, amongst which played the shadow at their games of hide and seek graciously merry in the eyes of the happy man, but sadly solemn in the eyes of him in whose heart the dreary thoughts of the past are at a like game. Behind Donal lay a world of dreams into which he dared not turn and look, yet from which he could scarce avert his eyes.

He was nearing the foot of the hill when he stumbled and almost fell, but recovered himself with the agility of a mountaineer, and the unpleasant knowledge that the sole of one of his shoes was all but off... Continue reading book >>




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