By H. E. Marshall
A kid's background of Scotland, from mythical days throughout the time whilst the kingdoms of Scotland and England have been joined jointly. Relates in lively prose the exciting exploits of the heroes and heroines who defended Scotland from its English invaders. contains the tales of Macbeth, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, the poet king and the gorgeous woman of the backyard, the "Glen of Weeping" and so forth. First released a century in the past, from the writer of the highly-acclaimed "Our Island Story."
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Later on a Roman Emperor called Hadrian came to Britain, and he built a wall from the Tyne to the Solway. This wall ran straight across the country from sea to sea over hills and valleys, and it was so strong, and so well built, that although hundreds of years have passed since then it may still be seen to this day. But even this great wall did not keep back the Caledonians. They broke through it or sailed round the ends of it in their little boats made of wickerwork covered with the skins of animals.
CHAPTER V How the French and the Scots Became Friends YEARS passed on and many kings ruled in Scotland. They were years of war and bloodshed, for the country was still divided into different kingdoms, and besides the Picts and Scots and Britons, there were Saxons, who, although they could not succeed in conquering Scotland as they had conquered England, had settled in the part south of the Forth. Sometimes the Picts and Scots fought against each other; sometimes they joined and fought against the Britons; or again they would join with the Britons and fight against the Saxons.
But the King and his heathen priests had heard of the coming of Columba, and the gates of the palace were barred against him and guarded by warriors. Still Columba had no fear. Right up to the gates he marched, and raising his hand he made the sign of the cross upon them. Immediately the bolts and bars flew back. Slowly and silently the great gates turned upon their hinges and opened wide of their own accord. At the sight, the guards fled in terror to tell the King, who sat among his lords and priests.