Story of Robert Bruce - Jeanie Lang
This story of Robert Bruce, hero of Scotland, is an action packed tale of one of the greatest patriotic heroes of Scotland. Deprived of his crown by Edward I. of England, who had completely subjugated Scotland by the time he came of age, he won back Scotland's independence against terrific odds. With lots of hand-to-hand combat, treachery, and larger-than-life action, the story of Robert the Bruce is one of the greatest adventure-dramas in English history.
A DRIVE FROM BRUCE'S SPEAR MADE THE RIDER FALL BACK DEAD.
"Ah, Freedom is a noble thing!
Freedom makes a man to have liking [pleasure];
Freedom all solace to man gives;
He lives at ease that freely lives!"
These words were written by a poet who lived in the days of Bruce, and who kept for us the story of his life and adventures.
It is to Robert the Bruce that we who live north of the Tweed owe our freedom.
More than that we owe to him.
For in the loneliest colonies of the farthest off lands in which the Union Jack has been unfurled, we are very sure to find Britons, much of whose pluck, patience, and power of endurance comes from the fact that their forebears had to fight hard to win and to hold their rights as freemen.
It is a proud thing for any boy to know himself to be one of the descendants of those who, through evil times, were true to their country and their king, and who fought and died on the field of Bannockburn.