Subscribe for ad free access & additional features for teachers. Authors: 267, Books: 3,607, Poems & Short Stories: 4,435, Forum Members: 71,154, Forum Posts: 1,238,602, Quizzes: 344

The Merry Men

Search

Other Tales and Fables

(1887)


Fan of this book? Help us introduce it to others by writing an introduction for it. It's quick and easy, click here.

Recent Forum Posts on The Merry Men

Help needed about Stevenson's "The Merry Men"

ĎNa, na,í he said, Ďno as bad as that. I had been drinking, though. And to tell ye the Godís truth, itís a thing I cannae mend. Thereís nae soberer man than me in my ordnar; but when I hear the wind blaw in my lug, itís my belief that I gang gyte.í ĎYou are a religious man,í I replied, Ďand this is siní. ĎOu,í he returned, Ďif it wasnae sin, I dinnae ken that I would care forít. Ye see, man, itís defiance. Thereís a sair spang oí the auld sin oí the warld in you sea; itís an unchristian business at the best oít; aní whiles when it gets up, aní the wind skreights ó the wind aní her are a kind of sib, Iím thinkiní ó aní thae Merry Men, the daft callants, blawiní and lauchiní, and puir souls in the deid thraws warstliní the leelang nicht wií their bit ships ó weel, it comes ower me like a glamour. Iím a deil, I kenít. But I think naething oí the puir sailor lads; Iím wií the sea, Iím just like ane oí her ain Merry Men.í 1-What is the meaning of "Thereís a sair spang oí the auld sin oí the warld in you sea; itís an unchristian business at the best oít; aní whiles when it gets up, aní the wind skreights "? 2-What is the meaning of "Iím thinkiní ó aní thae Merry Men, the daft callants, blawiní and lauchiní, and puir souls in the deid thraws warstliní the leelang nicht wií their bit ships ó weel, it comes ower me like a glamour."? 3-What is the old sin? What is the relation between "the old isn" and "the sea"?

Post a New Comment/Question on The Merry Men

Related links for Robert Louis Stevenson

Here is where you find links to related content on this site or other sites, possibly including full books or essays about Robert Louis Stevenson written by other authors featured on this site.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Sorry, no summary available yet.