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Post by Carolin » January 22nd, 2019, 3:04 am

The Fair Maid of Perth, Or, St. Valentine's Day by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/the-fair-maid-of-perth-or-st-valentines-day-by-sir-walter-scott/
Henry Gow has fallen in love with the Fair Maid of Perth, Catherine, the glovemaker's daughter. To make sure that he would be the first person she sees on Valentine's day, he walks to her house at the break of dawn, and arrives - just in time to save her from am attempted kidnapping. Henry acts immediately to save her, but the attackers are not just some ruffians but well-born and well-connected. Henry and Catherine are drawn into the games and intrigues of the nobility, with little choice but to play along.. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » January 27th, 2019, 7:17 am

Chapter II

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“Go, call him, Dorothy,” said the old glover; “I will not be used thus by him: his Highland blood, forsooth, is too gentle to lay a trencher or spread a napkin, and he expects to enter our ancient and honourable craft without duly waiting and tending upon his master and teacher in all matters of lawful obedience. Go, call him, I say; I will not be thus neglected.”
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Dorothy was presently heard screaming upstairs, or more probably up a ladder, to the cock loft, to which the recusant apprentice had made an untimely retreat; a muttered answer was returned, and soon after Conachar appeared in the eating apartment.

Chapter XIII

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“Nay, be not wrathful, my good Lord of Douglas,” answered the Prince; “I did but smile to think how your princely retinue would dwindle if every thief were dealt with as the poor Highlanders at Houghmanstares.”
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The King again interfered, to prevent the Earl from giving an angry reply.

Chapter XXIX

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Look, my father, the light which I bear grows short and pale, a few minutes will extinguish it; but before it expires, the hideous tale will be told. Father, I am—a COWARD! It is said at last, and the secret of my disgrace is in keeping of another!”
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The young man sunk back in a species of syncope, produced by the agony of his mind as he made the fatal communication. The glover, moved as well by fear as by compassion, applied himself to recall him to life, and succeeded in doing so, but not in restoring him to composure. He hid his face with his hands, and his tears flowed plentifully and bitterly.

Chapter XXXII

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“And it is men—earthly men, and not incarnate devils, who thus appeal to Heaven, while they are devouring by inches the life blood of their hapless master!” muttered Catharine, as her two baffled inquisitors left the apartment. “Why sleeps the thunder? But it will roll ere long, and oh! may it be to preserve as well as to punish!”
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The hour of dinner alone afforded a space when, all in the castle being occupied with that meal, Catharine thought she had the best opportunity of venturing to the breach in the wall, with the least chance of being observed.

Chapter XXXIV

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But the leader disapproved of this arrangement; and having reminded Henry that he owed him obedience, as having taken wages at his hand, he commanded him to occupy the space in the third line immediately behind himself—a post of honour, certainly, which Henry could not decline, though he accepted of it with reluctance.
part 2 please start at
When the clans were thus drawn up opposed to each other, they intimated their feudal animosity and their eagerness to engage by a wild scream, which, uttered by the Clan Quhele, was answered and echoed back by the Clan Chattan, the whole at the same time shaking their swords and menacing each other, as if they meant to conquer the imagination of their opponents ere they mingled in the actual strife.
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Post by Carolin » January 30th, 2019, 3:50 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome! :)
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Post by Carolin » January 31st, 2019, 9:10 am

Moving us out to readers wanted :)
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Post by RitaBoutros » February 4th, 2019, 6:14 am

Greetings
I'd like to do Sections 0, 1, 2 and 3

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Post by Carolin » February 4th, 2019, 9:17 am

Thank you so much rita :D
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Post by RitaBoutros » February 5th, 2019, 6:28 pm


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Post by Carolin » February 5th, 2019, 11:48 pm

Thank you :D
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Post by RitaBoutros » February 6th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Hello,
even though I volunteered to read the Preface of this book (section 1), there is a huge part written in Latin.
As I never took Latin and surmise most people listening would not appreciate my hacking it to death, I have to return this section to you, with apologies. Thank you, Rita

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Post by RitaBoutros » February 6th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Section 3:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/fairmaidofperth_3_scott_128kb.mp3 [24:56]


I can do sections 4 through 10

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Post by Carolin » February 6th, 2019, 11:32 pm

Thank you rita :thumbs:
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Post by RitaBoutros » February 7th, 2019, 8:26 am


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Post by Carolin » February 7th, 2019, 9:31 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by ej400 » February 7th, 2019, 9:44 am

Hey Carolin, may I please claim the final 4 Chapters?

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