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Jackson that evening on the Countess Olenska; and, having publicly done his duty as a future member of the Mingott clan, the young man had no objection to hearing the lady discussed in private--except that the subject was already beginning to bore him.
This impressive ceremony being over, the Clan broke ranks, and both rooms instantly appeared to be pervaded with boys.
So we hunted up the old stories, got a bagpipe, put on our plaids, and went in, heart and soul, for the glory of the Clan.
Soon after tea the Clan departed, singing "All the blue bonnets are over the border," at the tops of their voices.
She regarded Billy coolly and appraisingly, as if to see how he took it--her scream merely the cry to the clan for help.
On this side of the river, at about five hundred paces from the old abbey, the fishermen had taken up their abode amidst a crowd of small tents raised by the soldiers of the neighboring clans, who had with them their wives and children.
They thought of it as a land of wild mountains and glens, a land of mists and cloud, a land where wild chieftains ruled over still wilder clans, who, in their lonely valleys and sea-girt islands, were for ever warring against each other.
For several years my husband received letters of expostulation or commendation from members of the Campbell and Stewart clans.
After an even middle period, Clan again started pressing hard in the third period, but Bowns was there to shut the door.
The Clan Mackenzie Society invited their old foes to a reconciliation event on Friday as part of their international gathering.
Around the 1760s, the Utbi Jalahima and al-Khalifa clans, both having reached Kuwait with the Sabahs and the other clans, migrated to Zubara (now Qatar), leaving the Sabahs as Kuwait's sole ruling clan.
Generally, the leader of a family clan decides which party members of his clan will vote for during elections.