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Scotland's Book of Romance
Travels in the footsteps of Prince Charlie
By Augustus Muir


Contents

  • I. The Beach at Borrodale
    In Arisaig - A Stranger from Argyll - I Explore the Prince's Cave -The Islets in Loch nan Uamh - I Set out for Moidart - The Black Loch among the Hills - I Arrive at Loch Ailort.

  • II. Into Moidart
    The Scot from London - The Adventure of a Stag Evening in the Inn - Highland Evictions - I Sail down Loch Ailort - The Silent Mansion - A Lonely Village - The Chapel by the Shore - "The Eight Men of Moidart" - The Pass of the Rough Rock.

  • III. The Cave by the Lochside
    By the Funeral Road to Loch Moidart - "The Galley of Clanranald" - Among the Birch-woods - A
    Shelter from the Storm - A Night with Wat the Wanderer - Dawn at Loch Moidart.

  • IV. The Road to Dalilea
    I Leave Kinlochmoidart - How News of the Prince reached Edinburgh - To Dalilea and over the Marsh - The Cottage by the Shore - A Lodging for the Night - John Campbell of Acharacle.

  • V. By the Shore of Loch Shiel
    The Drowning of Duncan Malcolm - The Man who did not Believe in Second-sight - The Mystery of the Illicit Still - In an Old Highland Cottage - The Priest of Moidart.

  • VI. On the Isle of Shona
    An Invitation - Shelter at Castle Tirrim - The Blood in the Dungeon - John of Moidart - The Thrust of a Dirk in Arisaig - To the Island in a Rainstorm - The Kinlochmoidart Bagpipe - When the Devil came for Donald.

  • VII. Glenfinnan
    On Board the Clanranald - A Great Gaelic Poet - The Green Isle of St. Finnan - The Coffin on the Floor - I Reach Glenfinnan - Gregory's Mixture - The Truth about the Notorious Jenny Cameron -The Chapel on the Hillside.

  • VIII. The Country of the Camerons
    On to Lochaber - I Lunch with a Road-mender - The Lonely Glen - By the Shore of Loch Eil - The Flesh-pots of Fort William - Around the Fire with Commercial Travellers - In Quest of Ben Nevis - The Stranger and the Stuarts - Seven White Roses.

  • IX. Good-bye to Lochaber
    Neptune's Staircase - On Board a Trawler from Lowestoft - The Keppoch Bard - I Sail up Loch Lochy -Sir. Ewen Cameron - A Hot-tempered Chief  - Tinkers de Luxe at Invergarry - The Man who saw a Water-Bull - Forward to Aberchalder.

  • X. The Benedictine Monastery
    Fort Augustus - At the Monastery Door - The Bearded Monk - In the Catacomb Chapel - I Meet the Father Abbot - Dinner with the Monks - The Corridor of Silence - Poverty, Chastity, Obedience - A Talk with Father Cyril - The Peace of the Cloister - I Sleep in a Monk's Cell - The Man from Cambridge - In the Sacristy with the Father Prior - On the Monastery Tower.

  • XI. In the Mists of the Corrieyairack
    I Leave for the Corrieyairack Pass - From Glen Tarff to Lagan a Bhainne - The Barrack-master's Daughter - A Shepherd in the Hills - The Summit of the Pass - Down to the Spey Valley - The House at Garvamore - Tea in the Kitchen - A Stormy Evening - The Light on the Hillside.

  • XII. A night in Badenoch
    With the Road-engineer - Anne Grant of Laggan - The Man at the Churchyard Gate - I Visit the Minister and Leave for Dalwhinnie - The Pass of Drumochter - The Solitary Woman - On to Blair Atholl.

  • XIII. Through the Central Highlands
    Gaelic and English - The Reluctant Atholl Men - The Landscape-garden of Scotland - I Rest Beside the Garry - Through the Pass of Killiecrankie - My Flight from Pitlochry.

  • XIV. Evening in Dunkeld
    South by the Tummel - The Minister in the Motor coach - Queen Victoria's Hotel - At the Smoking room Fire - A Great Fiddler - Millais and the Carpenter - The Deer-stalker's Point of View - In the Old Cathedral.

  • XV. Across Strathmore
    Below the wood of Birnam Hill - The Chantrey Bust of Sir Walter Scott - I Arrive at Perth - The Cobbler's Story - Ships on the River - The Bandy legged Smith of St. Johnston - The Sheep-farmer from Ross-shire - Early Morning at the Ram Sale.

  • XVI. The Old House of Gask
    I Meet a Road-mender from the Fraser Country - The Oliphants of Gask-The "Auld Hoose" - "The
    Land o' the Leal" - The Girl in the Motor-car - Down Strathearn and past Carsbreck - "Jessie, the Flower o' Dunblane" - I Obey an Impulse and Make for Doune.

  • XVII. The Vale of Menteith
    The Old Coaching Inn - The Earl of Moray's Meal Mill - I Explore Doune Castle - The Prince at Old Newton - Beside the Loch of Watson - I Cross Kincardine Moss and Meet the Most Fervent Jacobite in Scotland - Over the River Forth.

  • XVIII. "Dreamthorp"
    The Man from Sutherland - A Cottage at Gargunnock - Twilight in the Vale of Menteith - Forward to Bannockburn - The Old House at Larbert - The Shepherd in Falkirk - Through the Gap in the Roman Wall - A Night Attack - Dusk in Linlithgow Palace Grounds - I Sleep in "Dreamthorp" - The Murder of the Regent.

  • XIX. The End of the Road
    Among the Slag-heaps - Within Sight of the Pentland Hills - The Macdonalds at the House of the
    Stairs - I Cross the Boathouse Bridge - Sham-English Houses in Scotland - I Arrive at Gray's Mill - The Edinburgh Comedy - A Scots Minister's House on the Sabbath - The City from Arthur's Seat - The End of my journey.


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