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Rollo in Scotland   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN SCOTLAND,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY TAGGARD AND THOMPSON. M DCCC LXIV.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

JACOB ABBOTT,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

STEREOTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON.

[Illustration: THE PICNIC. See page 133.]

[Illustration; ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE TAGGARD & THOMPSON. Publishers Boston.]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE BOY THAT WAS NOT LOADED, 11

II. DISTRICTS OF SCOTLAND, 32

III. ARRIVAL AT GLASGOW, 44

IV. THE EXPEDITION PLANNED, 57

V. DOWN THE CLYDE, 65

VI. WALKS ABOUT GLASGOW, 73

VII. ENTERING THE HIGHLANDS, 79

VIII. ROWERDENNAN INN, 91

IX. THE TOUR OF THE TROSSACHS, 110

X. STIRLING, 122

XI. LOCH LEVEN, 135

XII. EDINBURGH, 157

XIII. THE PALACE OF HOLYROOD, 174

XIV. QUEEN MARY'S APARTMENTS, 188

XV. EDINBURGH CASTLE, 207

XVI. CONCLUSION, 216

ENGRAVINGS.

PAGE

THE PICNIC FRONTISPIECE.

STIRLING CASTLE, 10

ODD OR EVEN, 21

THE COFFEE ROOM, 61

THE SHETLAND PONY, 87

VIEWING THE SCENERY OF LOCH LOMOND, 97

THE BOYS ON THE BRIDGE, 112

LOCH LEVEN, 147

SCOTT'S MONUMENT, 177

THE CORNER TOWER OF THE PALACE OF HOLYROOD, 189

QUEEN MARY'S BEDROOM, 193

QUEEN ELIZABETH ON PARADE, 204

ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE.

ORDER OF THE VOLUMES

ROLLO ON THE ATLANTIC. ROLLO IN PARIS. ROLLO IN SWITZERLAND. ROLLO IN LONDON. ROLLO ON THE RHINE. ROLLO IN SCOTLAND. ROLLO IN GENEVA. ROLLO IN HOLLAND. ROLLO IN NAPLES. ROLLO IN ROME.

PRINCIPAL PERSONS OF THE STORY.

ROLLO; twelve years of age. MR. and MRS. HOLIDAY; Rollo's father and mother, travelling in Europe. THANNY; Rollo's younger brother. JANE; Rollo's cousin, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Holiday. MR. GEORGE; a young gentleman, Rollo's uncle.

[Illustration: STIRLING CASTLE.]

ROLLO IN SCOTLAND.

CHAPTER I.

THE BOY THAT WAS NOT LOADED.

In the course of his travels in Europe, Rollo went with his uncle George one summer to spend a fortnight in Scotland.

There are several ways of going into Scotland from England. One way is to take a steamer from Liverpool, and go up the Clyde to Glasgow. This was the route that Mr. George and Rollo took.

On the way from Liverpool to Glasgow, Rollo became acquainted with a boy named Waldron Kennedy. Waldron was travelling with his father and mother and two sisters. His sisters were mild and gentle girls, and always kept near their mother; but Waldron seemed to be always getting into difficulty, or mischief. He was just about Rollo's age, but was a little taller... Continue reading book >>




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