Highland Widow

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Sir Walter Scott (1771—1832) poet and novelist


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A short tale by Sir W. Scott, one of the stories in The Chronicles of the Canongate, published 1827. The story of the widow of a Highland cateran, killed by Government soldiers after the '45 rebellion, and the circumstances in which she brings about the death of her only son, is one of Scott's few excursions into unrelieved tragedy.

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