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"Ou, no mony," said Dandie, scratching his head, it's lying high and exposed--it may feed a hog, or aiblins [*Perhaps ] twa in a good year."

pain, and they felt themselves doubly slaves, obedient

"And for this grazing, which may be worth about five shillings a year, you are willing to throw away a hundred pound or two?"

pain, and they felt themselves doubly slaves, obedient

"Na, sir, it's no for the value of the grass," replied Dinmont; "it's for justice."

pain, and they felt themselves doubly slaves, obedient

"My good friend," said Pleydell, "justice, like charity, should begin at home. Do you justice to your wife and family, and think no more about-the matter."

Dinmont still lingered, twisting his hat in his hand-" It's no for that, sir--but I would like ill to be bragged wi' him--he threeps [*Declares ] he'll bring a score o' witnesses and mair--and I'm sure there's as mony will swear for me as for him, folk that lived a' their days upon the Charlies-hope, and wadna like to see the land lose its right."

"Zounds, man, if it be a point of honour," said the lawyer, "why don't your landlords take it up?"

"I dinna ken, sir" (scratching his head again), "there's been nae election-dusts lately, and the lairds are unco neighbourly, and Jock and me canna get them to yoke thegither about it a' that we can say--but if ye thought we might keep up the rent--"

"No! no! that will never do," said Pleydell,--"confound you, why don't you take good cudgels and settle it?"

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