The Warlock of the Glen
Excerpt from The Warlock of the Glen: A Melo-Drama in Two Acts Scene I. - A Narrow Creek of the Sea, 4 G. Fisherman's hut, 2 E. R. H., D. practical; set waters and ground pieces cross in front; set return rocky R. H. 3 E., with platform; set return rock with platform on L. H.; fishermen discovered hanging up nets on hut, R. H. Chorus. Free from sorrow, free from strife, We fishers lead a merry life;Though coarse our fare, though hard our toil, No cares intrude our peace to spoil.Contentment in each face appears, Contentment every bosom cheers;Then sing, boys, sing - sing hey down derry;O, a fisherman's life is merry! (Boat appears from R. H. to C.; fishermen exeunt, R. and L., whilst Andrew, who has been engaged in drawing up nets with Davie, paddles to shore.) And. Nae luck, nae luck, Davie, this east; and sae we'll e'en gic ower, and haul up the auld cable to land, (He leaps out, hauls the boat to land, and assists Davie to hang up the nets.) Past one o' the clock, and the lovers na' returned frae the kirk. Aweel, they'll be here anon; for ye ken we are to have a wee bit of junketting and merry-making upon the occasion. Aha, Davie! it does a body muckle glide to sec the winsome bairns frolicking around ye, in aw the sunshine of youth and innocence. Ye ken, mon, our days are ower; lang syne, indeed, there was never a Highlander in aw the bonny set o' them would hae surpassed Andrew Mucklestane. Aweel, I maun to gang wash a wee bit. Thac auld rotten deals, like their master, are somewhat warped wi' the wind and the sea, and maun be repaired o' necessity again the evening tide. There, ye may take the rest o' the tackle wi' ye: 'twill dry well enough within. (Exit Davie into the hut, 2 E. R. H. Andrew takes a hammer and busies himself repairing the boat, at the same time humming a Scotch ballad.) 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 technology 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.