The Story of Grizel Author:Elisabeth Kyle No man dared deliver the letter to Robert Baillie in Tolbooth Prison, so Grizel Hume, a girl of twelve, was entrusted with the dangerous mission. Five years had passed since then, and Scotland had been brought to smouldering rebellion by the English King's harsh laws against freedom of worship. Now a warrant was out for Sir Patrick Hume's arr... more »est, and Grizel must hide her father from the English troops searching Redbraes Castle, then help him to escape abroad. Poverty and exile in Holland were to be the lot of the Hume's while they waited for the revolution which would remove the bigoted James II from the British throne. When their hopes were about to be realized, Grizel was honored by an invitation to be a lady-in-waiting to the new Queen. But Grizel's heart led her home to Scotland and marriage with George Baillie, son of the patriot who had died for freedom of conscience.
Miss Kyle has based her stirring story of 17th century Scotland and Holland on the life of Lady Grizel Baillie, heroine of the covenant in cause and writer of Scottish songs.« less