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Alec Forbes of Howglen

George MacDonald

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .But's a'thegither a' wrang.

 That's no the gait to bake the breid,
  Nor yet to brew the yill;
 That's no the gait to haud the pleuch,
  Nor yet to ca the mill.
 That's no the gait to milk the coo,
  Nor yet to spean the calf;
 Nor yet to fill the girnel-kist—
  Ye kenna yer wark by half.
    Ye're a' wrang, &c.

 The minister was na fit to pray,
  And lat alane to preach;
 He nowther had the gift o' grace,
  Nor yet the gift o' speech.
 He mind 't him o' Balaam's ass,
  Wi' a differ ye may ken:
 The Lord he open'd the ass's mou'
  The minister open'd 's ain.
    He's a' wrang, &c.

 The puir precentor cudna sing,
  He gruntit like a swine;
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Community Reviews

Found an old paperback copy of my mother's years ago and got hooked on this author. C.S. Lewis stated that this author had a big impact on him.

A pleasant story that often left me far more interested in the supporting cast than the protagonist. Annie Anderson is the center of this novel, yet doesn't show much spunk or personality until the final chapters. She reminded me a great deal of Jane Austen's Fanny Price--yet even Fanny had more "sc

This is a genre I've never gotten into before. An adult (19th century) Victorian fiction novel set in Scotland, by an historically significant author, who I had heard of, but never previously gotten into. Definitely a period piece. I actually had more fun with the scene settings and the Scots dialec

What an interesting book! I loved the depictions of the small village of Glamerton and its surrounding countryside. The characters were realistic and endearing. And it was beautiful to picture each season in the Scottish countryside.

I also loved how the the church was a central part of this little

Can George MacDonald be the author of my life story, please? He writes such good stories, that make my heart happy.

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