and danger—to the hunting and the being hunted. Grim

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I. William, his heir and successor.

and danger—to the hunting and the being hunted. Grim

II. Mary, who married John Careyl, with issue.

and danger—to the hunting and the being hunted. Grim

He died at Paris, in 1701, and was succeeded by his only son,

and danger—to the hunting and the being hunted. Grim


Generally known among the Highlanders as "Uilleam Dubh." He succeeded at a most critical period in the history of Scotland, just when the country was divided on the great question of Union with England, which in spite of the fears of most of the Highland chiefs and nobles of Scotland, ultimately turned out so beneficial to both. He would, no doubt, have imbibed strong Jacobite feelings during his residence with his exiled parents in France. But little information of William's proceedings during the first few years of his rule is obtainable. He seems to have continued abroad, for on the 23d of May, 1709, an order is found addressed to the forester at Letterewe signed by his mother the Dowager, "Frances Seaforth." But on the 22d of June, 1713, she addresses a letter to Colin Mackenzie of Kincraig, in which she says--"I find my son William is fully inclined to do justice to all. Within fifteen days he will be at Brahan." [Original produced at Allangrange Service in 1829.]

At this period the great majority of the southern nobles were ready to break out into open rebellion, while the Highland chiefs were almost to a man prepared to rise in favour of the Stuarts. This soon became known to the Government. Bodies of armed Highlanders were seen moving about in several districts in the North. A party appeared in the neighbourhood of Inverness which was, however, soon dispersed by the local garrison. The Government became alarmed, and the Lords Justices sent a large number of half-pay officers, chiefly from the Scottish regiments, to officer the militia, under command of Major General Whitham, commander-in-chief at the time in Scotland. These proceedings alarmed the Jacobites, most of whom returned to their homes. The Duke of Gordon was confined in Edinburgh Castle, and the Marquis of Huntly and Lord Drummond in their respective residences. The latter fled to the Highlands and offered bail for his good behaviour. Captain Campbell of Glendaruel, who had obtained a commission from the late Administration to raise an independent company of Highlanders, was apprehended at Inverlochy and sent prisoner to Edinburgh. Sir Donald Macdonald, XI. of Sleat, was also seized and committed to the same place, and a proclamation was issued offering a reward of ?00,000 sterling for the apprehension of the Chevalier, should he land or attempt to land in Great Britain. King George, on his arrival, threw himself entirely into the arms of the Whigs, who alone shared his favours. A spirit of the most violent discontent was excited throughout the whole kingdom, and the populace, led on by the Jacobite leaders, raised tumults in different parts of the King's dominions. The Chevalier, taking advantage of this excitement, issued a manifesto to the chief nobility, especially to the Dukes of Shrewsbury, Marlborough, and Argyll, who at once handed them to the Secretaries of State.

The King dissolved Parliament in January, 1715, and issued an extraordinary proclamation calling together a new one. The Whigs were successful both in England and Scotland, but particularly in the latter, where a majority of the peers, and forty out of the forty-five members then returned to the Commons, were in favour of his Majesty's Government. The principal Parliamentary struggle was in the county of Inverness between Mackenzie of Prestonhall, strongly supported by Glengarry and the other Jacobite chiefs, and Forbes of Culloden, brother of the celebrated President, who carried the election through the influence of Brigadier-General Grant and the friends of Lord Lovat.

The Earl of Mar, who had rendered himself extremely unpopular among the Jacobite chiefs, afterwards rewarded some of his former favourites by advocating the repeal of the Union. He was again made Secretary of State for Scotland in 1713, but was unceremoniously dismissed from office by George I., and he vowed revenge. He afterwards found his way to Fife, and subsequently to the Braes of Mar. On the 19th of August, 1715, he despatched letters to the principal Jacobites, among whom was Lord Seaforth, inviting them to attend a grand hunting match at Braemar on the 27th of the same month. This was a ruse meant to cover his intention to raise the standard of rebellion and that the Jacobites were let into the secret is evident from the fact that as early as the 6th of August those of them in Edinburgh and its neighbourhood were aware of his intentions to come to Scotland. Under pretence of attending this grand match, a considerable number of noblemen and gentlemen arrived at Aboyne at the appointed time. Among them were the Marquis of Huntly, eldest son of the Duke of Gordon the Marquis of Tullibardine, eldest son of the Duke of Athole; the Earls of Nithsdale, Marischal, Traquair, Errol, Southesk, Carnwarth, Seaforth, and Linlithgow; the Viscounts Kilsyth, Kenmure, Kingston, and Stormont Lords Rollo, Duffus, Drummond, Strathallan, Ogilvie, and Nairne; and about twenty-six other gentlemen of influence in the Highlands, among whom were Generals Hamilton and Gordon, Glengarry, Campbell of Glendaruel, and the lairds of Aucterhouse and Auldbar. [Rae, p 189; Annals of King George, pp. 15-16.] Mar delivered a stirring address, in which he expressed regret for his past conduct in favouring the Union, and, now that his eyes were opened, promising to do all in his power to retrieve the past and help to make his countrymen again a free people. He produced a commission from James appointing him Lieutenant-General and Commander of all the Jacobite forces in Scotland, and at the same time informed the meeting that he was supplied with money, and that an arrangement had been made by which he would be able to pay regularly any forces that might be raised, so that no gentleman who with his followers should join his standard would be put to any expense, and that the country would be entirely relieved of the cost of conducting the war; after which the meeting unanimously resolved to take up arms for the purpose of establishing the Chevalier on the Scottish throne. They then took the oath of fidelity to Mar as the representative of James VIII. and to each other, and separated, each going home after promising to raise his vassals and to be in readiness to join the Earl whenever summoned to do so. They had scarcely arrived at their respective destinations when they were called upon to meet him at Aboyne on the 3d of September following, where, with only sixty followers, Mar proclaimed the Chevalier at Castletown in Braemar, after which he proceeded to Kirkmichael, and on the 6th of September, raised his standard in presence of a force of 2000, mostly consisting of cavalry.


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with stating that they were poor natives of the place,

ply the southern seas, Virginia viewed its approach with

and with her the heritage of wealth which he knew would

the Ithaca to trade, but without the goods to carry out

in all the finer points of big game hunting. Of an evening

had been rescued from one soulless monstrosity to fall

come aboard and trade; but once on the deck it developed

One can never tell, replied von Horn, what strange,

Korak fast was becoming but a memory. That he was dead

head yet remains upon your shoulders. Were we to suggest

did Sing Lee return—stealthy and mysterious—to creep

the horror stricken girl. Virginia tried to cry out again—she

a pound of sugar or an ordinary knife. No individual possessed

with the ferocious brutality of the dead monster, except—von

of the new danger which confronted them. A score of muskets

I could have never reached the perfection that I am sure

resources were at an end; it must be another's work to

he knew that she was in distress. Something told him that

It was a Dr. von Horn, who had been oftenest with her father,

at the same table with her—and walk with her among the

and one man even sent us a cask of cider as a present.

friendship by the time of the departure of the Ithaca—the

but it did not anger him, since the charge was not a direct

a few minutes it drew alongside the Ithaca. There were

And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable

Dr. von Horn, he replied coldly, and you will oblige

and disappointing awakening for you. It grieves me that

arrival—his presence unguessed even by her father. That

church bell by guess. The arrival of our boats was a rare

rudiments of written English. Von Horn approached him.

That evening as Sing was serving Virginia's supper he asked

Sing's quick eyes scanned the surrounding jungle, and in

without actually submerging his head, and to regain the

Oh, Sing, she cried, I do indeed! But unless you had

a flying pig-tail shot past her, and the brave old Sing

to the professor that he leave now he would not only refuse

and ran like a hare, her yellow silk dress gleaming in

The man had raised himself upon his toes as he reached

Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which

The moment had given von Horn an opportunity to regain

and was clear of the oily water, now, and upon a sort of

ears, and as he turned his head in the direction of the

had even noticed her. Shortly afterward he left, promising

kept himself locked in his workroom at home the girl had

big farm, evidently finding in the society of this rougher

upon the trigger Virginia Maxon sprang between them and

She saw the tall Malay issue a few commands, the oarsmen

of experience upon pirate infested waters gave weight to

the catacombs. Max glanced at the white face of Helen Cumberly,

I am rather looking forward to it, replied Virginia.

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