Literary Memories 3 December: Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

The Boypoet Remembers....

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

Author: Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

Dates: 13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894

Nationality: Scottish

Title of Book: The Black Arrow

Tunstall hamlet at that period, in the reign of old King Henry VI., wore much the same appearance as it wears to-day.  A score or so of houses, heavily framed with oak, stood scattered in a long green valley ascending from the river.  At the foot, the road crossed a bridge, and mounting on the other side, disappeared into the fringes of the forest on its way to the Moat House, and further forth to Holywood Abbey.  Half-way up the village, the church stood among yews.  On every side the slopes were crowned and the view bounded by the green elms and greening oak-trees of the forest.

Hard by the bridge, there was a stone cross upon a knoll, and here the group had collected…

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