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The Gold of Fairnilee

(1888)
A collection of stories by

 
 
You may still see the old Scotch house where Randal was born, so long ago. Nobody lives there now. Most of the roof has fallen in, there is no glass in the windows, and all the doors are open. They were open in the days of Randal's father - nearly four hundred years have passed since then - and everyone who came was welcome to his share of beef and broth and ale. But now the doors are not only open, they are quite gone, and there is nobody within to give you a welcome. So there is nothing but emptiness in the old house where Randal lived with Jean, three hundred and sixty years or so before you were born. It is a high old house, and wide, with the broken slates still on the roof. At the corner there are little round towers, like pepperboxes, with sharp peaks. The stems of the ivy that covers the walls are as thick as trees. There are many trees crowding all round, and there are hills round it too; and far below you hear the Tweed whispering all day. The house is called Fairnilee, which means "the Fairies' Field;" for people believed in fairies, as you shall hear, when Randal was a boy, and even when my father was a boy. Randal was all alone in the house when he was a little fellow - alone with his mother, and Nancy the old nurse, and Simon Grieve the butler, who wore a black velvet coat and a big silver chain. Then there were the maids, and the grooms, and the farm folk, who were all friends of Randal's. He was not lonely, and he did not feel unhappy, even before Jean came, as you shall be told. But the grown-up people were sad and silent at Fairnilee. Randal had no father; his mother, Lady Ker, was a widow. She was still quite young, and Randal thought her the most beautiful person in the world. Children think these things about their mothers, and Randal had seen no ladies but his mother only. She had brown hair and brown eyes and red lips, and a grave kind face, which looked serious under her great white widow's cap with the black hood over it. Randal never saw his mother cry; but when he was a very little child indeed, he had heard her crying in the night: this was after his father went away.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
Author(s): Andrew 1844-1912 Lang, Tom 1854-1927 Scott
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee (Classic Reprint)
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold Of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold Of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold Of Fairnilee (Perfect Library)
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The gold of Fairnilee
Author(s): Andrew Lang, Tom Scott
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Title: The Gold Of Fairnilee
Author(s): Andrew Lang
ISBN: 1-4444-5444-7 / 978-1-4444-5444-4 (UK edition)
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Andrew Lang
ISBN: 1-4099-0493-8 / 978-1-4099-0493-9 (UK edition)
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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Title: The Gold of Fairnilee
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