The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:|
and glove, that I am free to come and free to gae, with five
minutes to open the grate, and five minutes to steek it and to
draw the bolts? less winna do, for they want creishing sairly.
Will ye do this?"
"You shall have full time," said Earnscliff; "I plight my faith
and troth, my hand and my glove."
"Wait there a moment, then," said Westburnflat; "or hear ye, I
wad rather ye wad fa' back a pistol-shot from the door. It's no
that I mistrust your word, Earnscliff; but it's best to be sure."
O, friend, thought Hobbie to himself, as he drew back, an I had
you but on Turner's-holm, [There is a level meadow, on the very