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JAMES GRANT (1)
Scottish author
(1822 - 1887)
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On the evening of the last day of June, 1806, the transports which had brought our troops from Sicily anchored off the Italian coast, in the Bay of St. Eufemio, a little to the southward of a town of that name.
      - Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp (ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

In the Highlands of Perthshire, a deadly feud had existed from time immemorial, between the Lisles of Inchavon and the Stuarts of Lochisla. In the days when the arm of the law was weak, the proprietors had often headed their kinsmen and followers in encounters with the sword, and for the last time during the memorable civil war of 1745-6.
      - The Romance of War (ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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