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By the Toss of a Coin
Music: Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie
The Master and his brother Henry must decide which of them goes to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie.

“WHEN very obstinate folk are met, there are only two ways out: Blows — and I think none of us could care to go so far; or the arbitrament of chance — and here is a guinea piece. Will you stand by the toss of the coin?”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Peace. Piece.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Kill. War. Stay.

Use together in one sentence: Gold. Hope. Honour.

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