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  • He never seemed quite at one with the things of life -- and his 'bogle tales' of which I was so fond, all turned on the spirits of the dead coming again to visit those whom they had loved, and from whom they had been taken -- and he used to tell them with such passionate conviction that sometimes I trembled and wondered if any spirit were standing near us in the light of the peat fire, or if the shriek of the wind over our sheiling were the cry of some unhappy soul in torment.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • To my ain folk ower yonder in the sheiling by the burn

    My Ain Folk

  • Fine to think that the stackyard was safe and sheltered, and the beasts warm and well, were tearing away at their fodder all unconcerned, and that the sheep were in the low ground of many sheltering knowes and sturdy whin-bushes, comfortable as sheep could well be, and the thought came to me of how Belle was faring in her lonely sheiling.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Later, the harvest-home and the dance in green or barn when I was at almost my man's height, with the pluck to put a bare lip to its apprenticeship on a woman's cheek; the songs at _ceilidh_ fires, the telling of _sgeulachdan_ and fairy tales up on the mountain sheiling ----

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • After riding with a band of a hundred men, twenty of them mounted, they spent the night at a place where there was what the Celts call an "erg" (_airigh_) but the Norse call "setr," the modern sheiling.

    Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or, The Jarls and The Freskyns

  • 'The Bower,' as Si had christened his dwelling -- originally a shepherd's sheiling -- had recently been enlarged by the addition of the 'ben' and a room above the 'but,' so that the building had the look of a lop-sided, rough peel tower.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • In many a sheiling and farmhouse old broadswords and muskets, well-hidden from the keen eye of the Government soldiers, were carefully cherished against the brave day when 'the king should have his own again.'

    The Red True Story Book

  • Not only did they avoid the high roads, but wherever a light showed the presence of a house or sheiling they had to make a wide circuit round it.

    The Red True Story Book

  • But there were trees on Castle Island, and out of the ruins of the castle a comfortable sheiling could be built, and the ground thus freed from the ruins of the Welshman's castle might be cultivated.

    The Lake

  • There was no use saying he didn't know; he never was able to keep a secret from Eliza, and feeling that he must confide in somebody, he told her he was tired of living at home, and was thinking of building a sheiling on the island.

    The Lake


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