Margrave is not bad, but he is inferior to the hero, less elaborately designed, of The Haunters and the Haunted.
He had not really declared war upon the haunters of the glooms, but his relations with them were becoming distinctly strained.
His emblems are the spear and the burning torch; his chosen animals are haunters of the battle field,—the vulture and the dog.
Everywhere they are haunters of streams, usually dashing mountain torrents, over and under which they seem equally at home.
If my haunters had let slip that fair occasion I could but judge they aimed at something more than David Balfour.
It puts us in mind of how Fielding, ere he had a beard, burst into popularity with the haunters of coffee-houses.