The newest knock becoming constant, she rose and you may unwrapped the doorway, claiming querulously, “Whatna gait’s one to disrupt an excellent sorrowfu’ house?

“Hegh, sirs!” told you poor people mother, “wha can it be that may be to arrive you to definitely gait e’en today? – They canna hae read o’ our bad luck I’m sure.”

“Is there maybe not,” the guy told you, ” an old girl lodging inside otherwise one of many neighbouring cottages, called Elspeth, who had been enough time resident in the Craigburnfoot regarding Glenallan?”

“It is my personal gudemither, my lord,” said Margaret; “but she canna see onybody e’enow – Ohon!