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Fairy Adventures from Chronicles of Pantouflia By Andrew Lang

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312               TilE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE.
the iron box and the gold image of Fortune, and the kettle full of coins, had belonged to some regiment of the Roman army : the kettle and the coins, they must have taken from the Britons; the box and all the plate were their own, and brought from Italy. Then they, in their turn, must have been defeated by some of the fierce tribes beyond the Roman wall, and must have lost all their treasure. That must have been buried by the victorious enemy; and they, again, must have been driven from their strong camp at Rink, either by some foes from the north, or by a new Roman army from the south. So all the gold lay at Fairnilee for many hundred years, never quite forgotten, as the old rhyme showed, but never found till it was discovered, in their sore need, by the old nurse and Randal and Jean.
As for Randal and Jean, they lived to be old, and died on one day, and they are buried at Dryburgh in one tomb, and a green tree grows over them ; and the Tweed goes murmuring past their grave, and past the grave of Sir Walter Scott.
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