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The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott
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I read this long ago and still recall the grim old clansman saying "another for Hector" as his sons go in to die one after the other in defense of their unworthy chief. At least, I think that's the way it was. I do know it was about an incident in which the Scottish king tried to settle a feud by a combat of a fixed number (30?) on a side between 2 clans ( )
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Among all the provinces in Scotland, if an intelligent stranger were asked to describe the most varied and the most beautiful, it is probable he would name the county of Perth.
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Walter Scott's "Chronicles Of The Canongate: Second Series" or "Second Set" is the same work as "The Fair Maid of Perth". The first set/series of "Chronicles Of The Canongate" contains "The Highland Widow", "The Two Drovers", and "The Surgeon's Daughter". Thus, the complete Chronicles of the Cannongate contains "The Highland Widow", "The Two Drovers", "The Surgeon's Daughter", and "The Fair Maid of Perth".
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This new editon of The Fair Maid of Perth reintroduces the formerly neglected later writings of Scott.

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