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    As a consequence of Dubourg’s not reporting faithfully Frank’s inattention to his duties, Osbaldistone intends to fire him, as well as his son who is working the office. Frank objects to this,...

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    Frank and his guide arrive at the jail and gain admittance. They are guided to a cell and let in. Frank believes he might find there Diana Vernon, but instead finds Owen. When Owen arrived to meet...

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    Frank is becoming more accepted in the Osbaldistone family. His uncle utilizes his education in the manner of a secretary. He has gained the respect of his cousins through his expertise with...

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    Frank is introduced to his male cousins. He views the older five as tall, athletic, loud, and unintelligent. Rashleigh, the youngest, is completely different from his brothers. He appears deformed,...

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    Die chides Frank for his behavior and his drunkenness the night before, warning him that he is becoming more like his cousins. He tells her that he has no intention of being influenced to take up...

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    The next day being a Sunday, there is no hunt, but everyone remains in the Hall, most in utter boredom. Sir Hildebrand chides Frank for being accused of highway robbery. Rashleigh comes to his...

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    When Frank reads the note the landlady gives him, he discovers that it is from Campbell, warning him not to mix with any of the other patrons at the public house (one of whom is the jailer from the...

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    The party crosses the river Forth, which is the unofficial boundary between the Lowlands and the Highlands. The people of this vicinity seem none too hospitable to the travelers. At the public...

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    Frank, Jarvie, and Andrew awake the next morning still under arrest, when a soldier comes in with Dougal (the jailer from Glasgow) in tow. Dougal is questioned about the location of Rob Roy (now...

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    Frank decides to take Jarvie’s advice and go up to the college, just to have time to reflect on his situation. As he is walking around the grounds, he spies three gentlemen walking towards him. He...

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    On arriving at Inglewood Place, Die and Frank find Rashleigh there. Die accuses him of collaborating with the accuser against his own cousin. Rashleigh insists he came to support Frank.Frank and...

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    Frank Osbaldistone begins his memoirs by addressing them to his friend Will Tresham. (Younger than Frank, Will is also the son of the business partner of Frank’s father in the mercantile house of...

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    The next morning, Frank is bullied into joining the hunt with Sir Hildebrand and cousins. Though they think that he is a dandy and will not stand up to the chase, Frank proves them wrong, since...

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    Frank and his fellow traveler arrive at Darlington, in Durham. They take advantage of the old English custom of innkeepers hosting travelers to dinner, without charge.Among the other guests is a...

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    When the magistrate shines his light on Frank’s guide, Jarvie at once recognizes him. He exclaims in surprise and asks why he shouldn’t lock him up. The guide replies that they are related by...

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    Frank sets out on horseback to the north country. He has a feeling of independence and pleasure in his journey, despite the unpleasant cause of it. He finds the road, however, lacking in interest,...

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    The troop splits into two companies, one returning to quarters, the other taking Rob Roy and Frank into custody. Rob Roy is carried on the back of the horse with a guard, Ewan. On the road, Rob Roy...

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    Though Scott, a conservative and a Tory, functionally supported Scotland's union with England, he nonetheless lamented the loss of Scotland's independence. Much of his writing explores the period...

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    Frank reaches his ancestral home just as a foxhunt crosses his path, followed by several riders. He assumes that these are his cousins, and frets over what their opinion of him will be, since he...

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    After a troubled sleep, Frank awakens to hear someone pounding on the gate, demanding entrance in the king’s name. He races to warn and protect Diana and her father. It is Jobson at the door, with...

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    One use of language is through dialect. Dialect means writing how a group of people talk. It adds authenticity, so it makes the experience of reading more meaningful. It makes you feel there and...

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    The stranger turns out to be Rob Campbell. He testifies that he was with Mr. Morris at the time of the theft (a fact that Morris did not relate). Though he had refused to accompany Morris the...

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    Andrew brings news that the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 has begun, and Rob Roy and his troops are on their way to Glasgow. Frank is more upset at the thought that Diana is married to a man involved...

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    Frank arrives at Osbaldistone Hall, only to find it deserted and almost dilapidated. He is saddened to see it this way, compared to what it had been when his uncle, cousins, and Diana lived there....

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    Rob Roy remarks on Frank’s abstinence from drinking. He states that if he had been abstinent in the past, he would not have been caught in a duel with Rashleigh. Frank responds that he has been...

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    The company arrives at Loch Lomond, where the clan MacGregor (to which Rob Roy belongs) holds sway. They part company, with Rob Roy remaining behind, and Frank and Mr. Jarvie rowing across the...

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    Jarvie protests Morris’s death as cold-blooded murder. When Helen asks him if he is not afraid to follow, Jarvie replies that, sooner than proclaim Morris’s death as lawful execution and in spite...

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    The Scotsmen, in their victory, now turn to the prisoners of the English soldiers. First they order Andrew down from the cliff where he had been hiding. He joins Frank and Jarvie. Jarvie pleads for...

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    Frank, Jarvie, and Andrew prepare to leave for the highlands. However, Andrew has sold his horse for a lame one, which will not do for the journey. With much arguing, Andrew is finally persuaded to...

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    Frank arrives at Jarvie’s for dinner (a bit late), with Owen also in attendance. Frank, from his European travels, is used to unusual food, but Owen is nonplused at the fare. Frank relates his...

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    The next morning Frank discovers that Andrew had plans to have the town crier go through the streets, asking for the return of the "unfortunate young gentleman," as he calls Frank. Frank is furious...

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    Frank remains in his rooms at the inn until night, when he ventures out to meet the stranger who had given him the warning that morning in the church. At one point, he overhears Andrew talking to a...

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    Frank and Andrew arrive in Scotland the next morning. When Andrew tries to sell his horse, he is too free in his conversation about its origins, and the horse is "arrested" until the matter can be...

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    Frank resolves to leave for Scotland the next morning. He goes to see Andrew, hoping that the gardener can tell him how to get there. It becomes evident, however, that Frank will need a guide. He...

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    Frank decides to confront Die in the library concerning Father Vaughan’s influence over her. When he enters, she is startled and acts suspiciously. Frank states that he’s come only for a book, when...

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    Frank begins to have some hope that he is working his way into Die’s affections. While they were studying together, one of his poems falls out of a book. She reads it, then tells him that his...

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    Frank decides to write his father, relating to him the problems he is encountering with Morris’s accusation. He worries that he has not received any correspondence from him, or from Owen, since he...

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    On their return to Osbaldistone Hall, Die invites Frank to dine with her in the library. This room has become her special retreat, since her older cousins do not enter it. In the past, Rashleigh...

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    When Frank and Andrew enter the church, they are directed, not into the main cathedral, but down steps into the vaults. Services are held in a type of catacombs, surrounded by tombs. Seating is...

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    At dinner, Frank is in a foul mood, due to Rashleigh’s revelation of Die’s future with either him or one of his brothers. He quarrels with Die, causing her to leave the table. Frank drinks more...

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    Frank continues on his way, still grieving for the loss of Diana. He is overtaken by Rob Roy, who had also escaped from capture. Frank tells him of meeting Diana and her companion. Rob Roy tells...

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