Whilst younger Francis Osbaldistone discovers that his vicious and scheming cousin Rashleigh has designs either on his father's enterprise and his liked Diana Vernon, he turns in desperation to Rob Roy for aid. Chieftain of the MacGregor extended family, Rob Roy is a courageous and fearless guy, capable and crafty. yet he's additionally an outlaw with a value on his head, and as he and Francis sign up for forces to pursue Rashleigh, he's continually conscious that he, too, is being pursued—and should be captured at any second. Set at the eve of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, Rob Roy brilliantly inspires a Scotland at the verge of uprising, mixing ancient truth and a novelist's mind's eye to create an incomparable portrait of intrigue, contention and romance.
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36] "I can conceive that, ahead of lose his hunters, he could hand over his nephew. " "His nephew, nieces, sons—daughters, if he had them, and entire generation," acknowledged Diana;—"therefore belief to not him, even for a unmarried second, yet make the simplest of your manner ahead of they could serve the warrant. " "That I shall definitely do; however it will be to the home of this Squire Inglewood—Which approach does it lie? " "About 5 miles off, within the low flooring, in the back of yonder plantations—you may even see the tower of the clock-house. " "I might be there in a number of minutes," stated I, placing my horse in movement. "And i'll elect you, and express you the way," acknowledged Diana, placing her palfrey additionally to the trot. "Do no longer give some thought to it, leave out Vernon," I responded. "It is not—permit me the liberty of a friend—it isn't right, scarcely even gentle, in you to compliment me on such an errand as i'm now upon. " "I comprehend your meaning," acknowledged omit Vernon, a mild blush crossing her haughty brow;—"it is evidently spoken;" and after a moment's pause she extra, "and i think kindly intended. " "It is certainly, leave out Vernon. are you able to imagine me insensible of the curiosity you exhibit me, or ungrateful for it? " acknowledged I, with much more earnestness than i'll have wanted to precise. "Yours is intended for real kindness, proven most sensible on the hour of desire. yet i need to now not, in your personal sake—for the opportunity of misconstruction—suffer you to pursue the dictates of your generosity; this is often so public an occasion—it is nearly like venturing into an open court docket of justice. " "And if it weren't nearly, yet altogether getting into an open courtroom of justice, do you think that i wouldn't cross there if i assumed it correct, and needed to guard a chum? you don't have any one to face via you—you are a stranger; and right here, within the outskirts of the dominion, state justices do unusual issues. My uncle has no wish to embroil himself on your affair; Rashleigh is absent, and have been he right here, there isn't any figuring out which aspect he may possibly take; the remaining are all extra silly and brutal one than one other. i'll decide on you, and that i don't worry having the ability to serve you. i'm no nice woman, to be terrified to dying with law-books, difficult phrases, or titanic wigs. " "But my expensive omit Vernon"— "But my pricey Mr. Francis, wait and see and quiet, and permit me take my very own manner; for while I take the bit among my enamel, there's no bridle will cease me. " Flattered with the curiosity so attractive a creature appeared to soak up my destiny, but vexed on the ridiculous visual appeal I should still make, via wearing a woman of eighteen in addition to me as an suggest, and heavily involved for the misconstruction to which her explanations should be uncovered, I endeavoured to strive against her answer to accompany me to Squire Inglewood's. The self-willed lady instructed me roundly, that my dissuasions have been completely in useless; that she was once a real Vernon, whom no attention, no longer even that of having the ability to do yet little to help him, should still result in to desert a pal in misery; and that every one i may say at the topic should be rather well for beautiful, well-educated, well-behaved misses from a city boarding-school, yet didn't observe to her, who used to be familiar with brain nobody's opinion yet her personal.