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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...immediate satisfaction. Argyle not showing due willingness to give the required satisfaction, Sir Hector called together his people, and, entering Arduamurchan, seized upon two of the principal offenders, whom he immediately ordered to be hanged at the castle of Drimnin in Morvern; and after forcing the plunderers to make ample restitution for their depredations upon the Macleans, and terrifying them into a promise of honest behaviour for the future, the young chief marched into Lorn, where he also made such reprisals upon the Campbells as compensated his people for the injuries suffered by them so long. The pusillanimous Marquess, who happened to be at Inveraray while the young chief was thus chastising his Campbells, marched westward towards Lorn, and meeting Sir Hector on Lochow-side, imperiously enquired how he dared to enter his lands, or commit the injuries upon his people of which he was lately guilty. " Daring, my lord Argyle," answered the gallant Sir Hector Rufus, "is a quality to which I well know you are a total stranger, and of which it does not, therefore, become you to speak. But as I dare be an honest man myself; I dare also to punish the dishonest; and since it appears you dare not or will not keep your unruly robbers in order, I am resolved they shall keep clear of my people, or the district of Lor n shall within a month exhibit the spectacle of a Campbell thief hanging to every tree in it." Although Sir Hector might well dispute the validity of the bond treacherously obtained from his father, asalready noticed, his extreme notions of honour would not permit him to argue its illegality or refuse its payment. It appears to have sufliced the noble young chief to see his father's name attached...
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