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:|
this dialogue, was making his own remarks on it in private.
"What the HENKER can this sly fellow have to say to me? I have
no child, either of my own, so far as I know, or of any other
person, to tell him a tale about. But let him come on--he will
have some manoeuvring ere he turn the flank of the old soldier."
Accordingly, as if he had stood pike in hand to defend a breach,
he waited with caution, but without fear, the commencement of the
"You are a citizen of the world, Captain Dalgetty," said Murdoch
Campbell, "and cannot be ignorant of our old Scotch proverb, GIF-
GAF, [In old English, KA ME KA THEE, i.e. mutually serving each