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       David Balfour, p.1

           Robert Louis Stevenson
 
David Balfour


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  DAVID BALFOUR

  Being Memoirs of his Adventures at homeand Abroad

  THE SECOND PART: _In which are set forth his Misfortunesanent the_ APPIN _Murder; his Troubles with Lord Advocate_GRANT; _Captivity on the Bass Rock; Journey into Hollandand France; and Singular Relations with_ JAMES MOREDRUMMOND _or_ MACGREGOR, _a Son of the notorious_ ROBROY, _and his Daughter_ CATRIONA

  WRITTEN BY HIMSELFAND NOW SET FORTH BYROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

  _ILLUSTRATED_

  NEW YORKCHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS1905

  COPYRIGHT, 1893, BYCHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

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  DEDICATION TO CHARLES BAXTER, _WRITER TO THE SIGNET_.

  MY DEAR CHARLES,

  It is the fate of sequels to disappoint those who have waited for them;and, my David having been left to kick his heels for more than a lustrein the British Linen Company's office, must expect his late reappearanceto be greeted with hoots, if not with missiles. Yet, when I remember thedays of our explorations, I am not without hope. There should be left inour native city some seed of the elect; some long-legged, hot-headedyouth must repeat to-day our dreams and wanderings of so many years ago;he will relish the pleasure, which should have been ours, to followamong named streets and numbered houses the country walks of DavidBalfour, to identify Dean, and Silvermills, and Broughton, and Hope Parkand Pilrig, and poor old Lochend--if it still be standing, and theFiggate Whins--if there be any of them left; or to push (on a longholiday) so far afield as Gillane or the Bass. So, perhaps, his eyeshall be opened to behold the series of the generations, and he shallweigh with surprise his momentous and nugatory gift of life.

  You are still--as when first I saw, as when I last addressed you--in thevenerable city which I must always think of as my home. And I have comeso far; and the sights and thoughts of my youth pursue me; and I seelike a vision the youth of my father, and of his father, and the wholestream of lives flowing down there, far in the north, with the sound oflaughter and tears, to cast me out in the end, as by a sudden freshet,on those ultimate islands. And I admire and bow my head before theromance of destiny.

  R.L.S.

  VAILIMA, UPOLU, SAMOA, 1902.

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  CONTENTS

  Part I

  _THE LORD ADVOCATE_

  I. A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK II. THE HIGHLAND WRITER III. I GO TO PILRIG IV. LORD ADVOCATE PRESTONGRANGE V. IN THE ADVOCATE'S HOUSE VI. UMQHILE THE MASTER OF LOVAT VII. I MAKE A FAULT IN HONOUR VIII. THE BRAVO IX. THE HEATHER ON FIRE X. THE RED-HEADED MAN XI. THE WOOD BY SILVERMILLS XII. ON THE MARCH AGAIN WITH ALAN XIII. GILLANE SANDS XIV. THE BASS XV. BLACK ANDIE'S TALE OF TOD LAPRAIK XVI. THE MISSING WITNESS XVII. THE MEMORIAL XVIII. THE TEE'D BALL XIX. I AM MUCH IN THE HANDS OF THE LADIES XX. I CONTINUE TO MOVE IN GOOD SOCIETY

  Part II

  _FATHER AND DAUGHTER_

  XXI. THE VOYAGE INTO HOLLAND XXII. HELVOETSLUYS XXIII. TRAVELS IN HOLLAND XXIV. FULL STORY OF A COPY OF HEINECCIUS XXV. THE RETURN OF JAMES MORE XXVI. THE THREESOME XXVII. A TWOSOME XXVIII. IN WHICH I AM LEFT ALONE XXIX. WE MEET IN DUNKIRK XXX. THE LETTER FROM THE SHIP XXXI. CONCLUSION

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  PART I

  THE LORD ADVOCATE

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