His novels, for the most part published first in London, reflect his wild adventurous life, the best known being The Son of the Wolf (1900); The Call of the Wild (1903); Moon Face (1906); Martin Eden (1909); South Sea Tales (1912), and his last, The Little Lady of the Big House (1916).
When the estate was settled the big house was empty and Mr. Gilchrist moved to India Drive and became a chauffeur for India Tires.
Large secure garden, free run of large big house which seems empty now she has gone.
In the book, the house of Shaws is a muckle big house but muckle big house but muckle is dropped.
She would sent her grandson up to the big house to see the squire.