Chapter 21 Summary

The Flight in the Heather: The Heugh of Corrynakeigh

Though day breaks early at the beginning of July, it is still dark when David and Stewart arrive at their destination, the Heugh of Corrynakeigh. They can see Mamore below them and the sea loch which divides it from Appin. They spend five happy days here, and Stewart teaches David how to fight with a sword. Stewart makes a blackened cross with several kinds of wood and then borrows the silver button he gave David to make a sign which he will deliver to John Breck Maccoll, a man he trusts. Stewart hopes Maccoll is sharp enough to read the sign correctly and understand that Duncan Stewart’s son is nearby and needs his help; Stewart also hopes Maccoll...

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