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The Lady of the Lake By Walter Scott Characters: 638

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Old Allan followed to the strand-

Such was the Douglas's command-

And anxious told, how, on the morn,

830 The stern Sir Roderick deep had sworn

The Fiery Cross should circle o'ernote

Dale, glen, and valley, down, and moor.

Much were the peril to the Graeme

From those who to the signal came;

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Far up the lake 'twere safest land,

Himself would row him to the strand.

He gave his counsel to the wind,

While Malcolm did, unheeding, bind,

Round dirk and pouch and broadsword rolled,

840 His ample plaid in tightened fold,

And stripped his limbs to such array,

As best might suit the watery way-

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