There were once a Scotsman and an Englishman and an Irishman serving in the army together, who took it into their heads to run away on the first opportunity they could get.
When nightfall and the time of the wild beasts came upon these, the Englishman happened to climb up into the very same tree on which the Scotsman was when he got a sight of the castle; and as soon as the day began to dawn and the Englishman looked to the four quarters of heaven, what did he see but the castle too
The second Scotsman was for setting fire to the hut, and knocking the creatures that were there on the head when they came out; but I could not join with that; I was against killing them, if it were possible to avoid it.
By that time the other Scotsman and my man, taking charge of the two men already bound, and tied together also by the arm, led them away to the idol, and left them there, to see if their idol would relieve them, making haste back to us.
First, we daubed him all over, and his robes also, with tar, and tallow mixed with brimstone; then we stopped his eyes and ears and mouth full of gunpowder, and wrapped up a great piece of wildfire in his bonnet; then sticking all the combustibles we had brought with us upon him, we looked about to see if we could find anything else to help to burn him; when my Scotsman remembered that by the hut, where the men were, there lay a heap of dry forage; away he and the other Scotsman ran and fetched their arms full of that.
We then began to think of going away; but the Scotsman said, "No, we must not go, for these poor deluded wretches will all throw themselves into the fire, and burn themselves with the idol.
So a safe-conduct or passport was necessary for any Scotsman
who would travel through England in safety.
Philip had great faith in him, partly because he was a Scotsman
and therefore by nature cautious, and partly because he had been right before.
Will he dare to tell the hot- blooded Scotsman
that his children are left without a guide, though Magua promised to be one?
We say, 'Proud as a Scotsman
,'" murmured the Duke of Buckingham.
The bewhiskered individual, who looked like a Scotsman
, had the Teutonic name of Von Blix, and spoke with a strong American accent.
You insisted upon the advantages which the Scotsman
possessed, from the very recent existence of that state of society in which his scene was to be laid.