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ZWICKAU,

BROTAERS SCHUMA XX. 1 8 2 5.

RED GAUNTLET.

A TALE

OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF «WAVERLEY.»

Master,

's go on; and I will follow thee,
To the last gasp, with truth and loyally.

As You like it.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

ZWICKAU,
PRINTED TOR BROTHERS SCHUMANN.

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REDGAUNTLET.

CHAPTER XVII.

NARRATIVE OF DARSIE LATIMER.

Our history must now, as the old romancers wont to say, « leave to tell » of the quest of Alan Fairford, and instruct our readers of the adventures which befell Darsie Latimer, left as he was in the precarious custody of his self-named tutor, the Laird of the Lochs of Solway, to whose arbitrary pleasure he found it necessary for the present to conform himself.

In consequence of this prudent resolution, and although he did not assume such a disguise with out some sensations of shame and degradation, Darsie permitted Cristal Nixon to place over his face, and secure by a string, one of those silk masks which ladies frequently wore to preserve their complexions, when exposed to the air during long

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