The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:|
he were my brother!"
But Allan prostrated, with a second blow of his dagger, a
sentinel who was upon duty---traversed the camp like a mountain-
deer, though pursued by all who caught the alarm--threw himself
into the river, and, swimming to the opposite side, was soon lost
among the woods. In the course of the same evening, his brother
Angus and his followers left Montrose's camp, and, taking the
road homeward, never again rejoined him.
Of Allan himself it is said, that, in a wonderfully short space
after the deed was committed, he burst into a room in the Castle
of Inverary, where Argyle was sitting in council, and flung on