By Sir Walter Scott
Citadel risky (1831) was once the final of Walter Scott's novels released in his lifetime. the tale is decided in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire round 1306, presently after the dying of William Wallace in the course of the Wars of Scottish Independence. woman Augusta has promised to marry Sir John de Walton only if he can hold ownership of the citadel he has captured for a 12 months and an afternoon. Regretting her promise, she resolves to shuttle in cover to the fortress to discover a few approach to subversion.
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