I know nothing I would help a Campbell to, unless it was a leaden bullet. I would hunt all of that name like blackcocks. If I lay dying, I would crawl upon my knees to my chamber window for a shot at one.
These words spoken by Alan Breck Stewart to his young lowlander friend, David Balfour, in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped shows the bitter hatred of most highlanders toward the Campbell clan.
The Campbells are considered traitors who, although highlanders, support the lowlander kings and for "lying words, lying papers, tricks fit for a peddler, and the show of what's legal over all, to make a man more angry."
Alan's principle hatred is fixed on the "Red Fox", Collin Campbell. This man in particular has taken the lands of Alan's kinfolk and demanded rent from an already suffering people.
The conflict between the two clans of Stewart and Campbell actually lays the basis down of the story as Collin's sudden murder throws the blame on both David and Alan and the two must take to the heather. Read the full Kidnapped review here...