Chapter 2 Summary

I Come to My Journey’s End

On his second day of traveling, Davie sees the sea and the city of Edinburgh; it is an extraordinary sight for the boy from the country. Davie asks directions and then walks toward Cramond. He sees a military regiment and is moved by the sights and sounds of it. As he walks, he imagines being welcomed by his wonderful though unknown family.

Once in Cramond, he begins to ask for the house of Shaws; each time he is met with odd looks. At first he thinks the looks are a reaction to his plain clothing, but soon he realizes there must be something unusual about his relatives. Now Davie asks for information. He learns that the Shaw house is grand but is only inhabited...

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