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STORIES OF THE BORDER MARCHES

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BY JOHN LANG
AND JEAN LANG


LONDON: T.C. & E.C. JACK LTD.
67 LONG ACRE, W.C., AND EDINBURGH

1916






PREFACE


The quotation that speaks of "Old, unhappy, far-off things, and battles
long ago," has grown now to be hackneyed. Yet, are not they those "old,
unhappy, far-off things" that lure us back from a very commonplace and
utilitarian present, and cause us to cling to the romance of stories
that are well-nigh forgotten?

In these days of rushing railway journeys, of motor cars, telegrams,
telephones, and aeroplanes, we are apt to lose sight of the tales of
more leisurely times, when lumbering stage-coaches and relays of willing