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Black's Boys' and Girls' Library

TALES FROM SCOTTISH BALLADS

IN THE SAME SERIES

TALES OF KING ARTHUR by DOROTHY SENIOR MIKE (A Public School Story) by P. G. WODEHOUSE THE CAVEMEN, A TALE OF THE TIME OF by STANLEY WATERLOO WONDER TALES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by JAMES BAIKIE, D.D., F.R.A.S. THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD by JOHN FINNEMORE ROBINSON CRUSOE by DANIEL DEFOE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON Edited by G. E. MITTON MOTHER GOOSE'S NURSERY RHYMES Edited by L. E. WALTER, M.B.E., B.Sc. TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS by THOMAS HUGHES IN THE YEAR OF WATERLOO } FACE TO FACE WITH NAPOLEON } by O. V. CAINE WITCH'S HOLLOW by A. W. BROOK MUCKLE JOHN by FREDERICK WATSON ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES ÆSOP'S FABLES THE ARABIAN NIGHTS GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES GRANNY'S WONDERFUL CHAIR by FRANCES BROWNE BRITISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES by W. J. GLOVER THE ADVENTURES OF DON QUIXOTE by MIGUEL DE CERVANTES COOK'S VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY TALES FROM HAKLUYT Selected by FRANK ELIAS GREEK WONDER TALES } OTTOMAN WONDER TALES } by LUCY M. GARNETT GULLIVER'S TRAVELS THE HEROES } THE WATER BABIES } by CHARLES KINGSLEY BOOK OF CELTIC STORIES by ELIZ. W. GRIERSON

FOR GIRLS

A GIRL'S ADVENTURES IN KOREA by AGNES HERBERT

SIMILAR TO THE ABOVE

CRANFORD. By Mrs. ELIZABETH GASKELL. With 8 Illustrations in Colour

A. & C. BLACK, LTD., 4, 5 & 6 SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, W. 1

AGENTS

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

Melbourne THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Toronto THE MACMILLAN COMPANY OF CANADA

Bombay Calcutta Madras MACMILLAN AND COMPANY, LTD.

[Illustration: "THIS VERY NIGHT WE WILL RIDE OVER INTO ETTRICK, AND LIFT A WHEEN O' THEM." (P. 106)]

TALES FROM SCOTTISH BALLADS

BY

ELIZABETH W. GRIERSON

AUTHOR OF "THE BOOK OF CELTIC STORIES" "THE BOOK OF EDINBURGH" ETC.

WITH FOUR FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR FROM DRAWINGS BY ALLAN STEWART

A. & C. BLACK, LTD.

4, 5 & 6 SOHO SQUARE, LONDON, W. 1

Printed in Great Britain

First Edition ("Children's Tales from Scottish Ballads") published in 1906.

New Edition published in 1916.

Reprinted and included in Boys' and Girls' Library in 1925.

Reprinted in 1930.

To

MY TWO FIRESIDE CRITICS

A. S. G. AND J. B. G.

CONTENTS

THE LOCHMABEN HARPER 1

THE LAIRD O' LOGIE 11

KINMONT WILLIE 32

THE GUDE WALLACE 63

THE WARLOCK O' OAKWOOD 81

MUCKLE MOU'ED MEG 101

DICK O' THE COW 125

THE HEIR OF LINNE 143

BLACK AGNACE OF DUNBAR 161

THOMAS THE RHYMER 195

LORD SOULIS 214

THE BROWNIE OF BLEDNOCK 234

SIR PATRICK SPENS 244

YOUNG BEKIE 259

THE EARL OF MAR'S DAUGHTER 274

HYNDE HORN 291

THE GAY GOS HAWK 310

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

IN COLOUR

FROM DRAWINGS BY ALLAN STEWART

"This very night we will ride over into Ettrick, and lift a wheen o' them" Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"My father eyed them keenly, his face growing grave as he did so" 36

"''Tis a God's penny,' cried the guests in amazement" 158

"When she approached he pulled off his bonnet and louted low" 198

THE LOCHMABEN HARPER

"Oh, heard ye of a silly harper, Wha lang lived in Lochmaben town, How he did gang to fair England, To steal King Henry's wanton brown?"

Once upon a time, there was an old man in Lochmaben, who made his livelihood by going round the country playing on his harp... Continue reading book >>




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