Ione March — appeared in “The Woman at Home” under the title of “The Woman of Fortune”.
S. R. Crockett was a well-known writer of the ”Kailyard” style in his day.
S. R. (Saumel Rutherford) Crockett was a Scottish novelist who wrote over 40 works in the Kailyard School fashion, a style of writing developed in the late 1800s as a reaction against coarse representations of Scottish life. Crockett s contemporaries in the Kailyard School included J. M. Barrie, George MacDonald, and Ian Maclaren. Crockett s most popular work, The Raiders, captures the excitement and anxiety of Galloway smugglers. The Black Douglas was credited by J. R. R. Tolkien as an influence on his development of the character Sauron in his Lord of the Rings trilogy. S. R. Crockett died in France in 1914.
IT was an off day, yet Keith Harford was awake betimes in the tiny hostel on the Wengern Alp. He (as the sign stated plainly) against all comers by Johann Jossi. Keith awoke because he missed something.
He turned restlessly in the little Swiss bed of five foot six inches in extreme length, over the terminal bar of which his feet projected like the “trams” of a wheelbarrow.
The young man was wakeful from unaccustomed comfort.
He had indeed taken his knapsack to bed with him. Knapsack in addition to a spirit lamp and appurtenances, contained a camera built with knobs and acute angles particularly inimical to luxury.
He had also entrenched himself behind half a dozen books and a field-glass covered in rusty leather.