All this was nothing to the golden harvest that awaited him.
Who may describe the rapture with which our hero beheld the dazzling glories of the Kirkwall fair?
“The parish of Holm is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the Orcadian archipelago”
Continuing the story of the fatally injured Captain and Sir James Stuart…….
“Of Melsetter, situated in the beautiful island of Walls.”
“Haughty in his disposition, and imperious in his bearing…Sir James Stuart lorded it over his vassals with a despotism worthy of the meridian of Algiers.”
“On another occasion Mansie “foregathered” with an itinerant preacher. Him he considered fair game, and resolved, for the honour of the parish, to put down.”
“And he looked round him with an air of triumph. as much as to say, “There’s as muckle sense beneath some folk’s bannets as there is aneath ither folk’s hats.”
“Harray, celebrated over the whole archipelago for the peculiarities of its inhabitants, their singular manners and customs, their uncouth appearance, and homely address.”
They seem to the poetic mind as an army of giants, petrified by some sorcerer…