Here presented are 10 reasons to read the novel The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott:
10. The word “gaberlunzie.”
9. A grumpy old man and his “womankind.”
8. A secret marriage.
7. A secret passage.
6. A secret identity.
5. A deathbed confession and a crazy countess.
4. A buried treasure in a graveyard.
3. A duel fought with pistols.
2. A midnight funeral in a ruined abbey.
1. A nighttime rescue of persons stranded by a high tide on an oceanside cliff in a storm.