The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

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The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

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SUMMARY OF EVENTS DURING THE

MASTER'S WANDERINGS

THE full truth of this odd matter is what the world has long been looking for and public curiosity is sure to welcome. It so befell that I was intimately mingled with the last years and history of the house, and there does not live one man so able as myself to make these matters plain or so desirous to narrate them faithfully. I knew the master ; on many secret steps of his career I have an authentic memoir in my hand; I sailed with him on his last voyage almost alone; I made one upon that winter's journey of which so many tales have gone abroad, and I was there at the man's death. As for my late Lord Durrisdeer, I served him and loved him near twenty years, and thought more of him the more I knew of him. Altogether, I think it not fit that so much evidence should perish; the truth is a debt I owe my lord's memory, and I think my old years will flow more smoothly and my white hair lie quieter on the pillow when the debt is paid.

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