Excerpt from Fair to See, Vol. 2 of 3: A Novel M'Killop having covenanted that a certain absence of state in the character of the vehicle should be balanced by its being drawn by four post-horses, which was very ble. One of the postilions, indeed, had a red jacket, while the other was in blue-an incongruity t perhaps altogether corrected by the very black eye which dimmed the lustre of the gentleman in red; but this was a mere matter of detail: and what with Hamish on the box, his pipes adorned with a banner of the M'Killop arms quartered with those of M'Whannel, M'Cuaig, JVFKechnie, and a good many other rather guttural septs; what with Mrs M'Killop inside, blazing like the fire of Baal, t to mention the chaster brightness of Eila and Morna, - it must be admitted that they made a brave appearance, on the whole. They were to dine and dress at the hotel, therefore there was luggage; they were to luncheon al fresco at the gathering, therefore there were hampers - bountiful, well-filled hampers - for the Cairnarvoch cook was a good cook, and the mistress of Cairnarvoch loved the handiwork of her handmaiden. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.