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Kidnapped

Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped Quotes

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Family Quotes

"Nay," said Mr. Campbell, "who can tell that for a surety? But the name of that family, Davie, boy, is the name you bear–Balfours of Shaws: an ancient, honest, reputable house, peradventure i...

Friendship Quotes

"I call it noble," I cried. "I'm a Whig, or little better; but I call it noble." "Ay" said [Alan], "ye're a Whig, but ye're a gentleman; and that's what does it." (12.30-31)

Contrasting Regions Quotes

I sat me down and stared at the house of Shaws. The more I looked, the pleasanter that country-side appeared; being all set with hawthorn bushes full of flowers; the fields dotted with sheep; a fin...

Morality and Ethics Quotes

And presently [Hoseason] came marching back towards the house, with no mark of a sailor's clumsiness, but carrying his fine, tall figure with a manly bearing, and still with the same sober, grave e...

Patriotism Quotes

"Ye would make a fool's bargain," said [Alan to Captain Hoseason]. "My chief, let me tell you, sir, is forfeited, like every honest man in Scotland. His estate is in the hands of the man they call...

Revenge Quotes

The woman's face lit up with a malignant anger. "That is the house of Shaws!" she cried. "Blood built it; blood stopped the building of it; blood shall bring it down. See here!" she cried againR...

Exploration Quotes

"Why, sir," said I, "if I knew where I was going, or what was likely to become of me, I would tell you candidly. Essendean is a good place indeed, and I have been very happy there; but then I have...

Defeat Quotes

I set him on a chair and looked at him. It is true I felt some pity for a man that looked so sick, but I was full besides of righteous anger; and I numbered over before him the points on which I wa...

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