The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured
us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.
I asked the girl if she was hurt, but she assured me that she was none the worse for this second wetting; nor did she seem to suffer any from shock.
The officer, however, assured me that he would never be a party to the capture of his vessel.
London they had never heard of, and they assured
me that I would find no human beings upon the mainland.
However, I overbore his objections by appealing to my lameness; from which I assured
the natives I should speedily recover if Toby were permitted to obtain the supplies I needed.
Jimmy Hollis and Colin Short whiled away many an hour inventing schemes for surmounting the obstacle presented by the barrier cliffs, and making ridiculous wagers as to which one Tom Billings had in mind; but immediately we were all assured
that we had raised Caprona, Billings called us together.
Sophia, notwithstanding her fright, presently knew her father's voice; and his lordship, notwithstanding his passion, knew the voice of reason, which peremptorily assured
him, it was not now a time for the perpetration of his villany.