The Laird was deeply in debt and had just taken on more debt. It would be very difficult not to oppress his tenants in order to pay his bills.

"My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up." — Psa 5:3

"A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger." — Prov 15:1

Robert Gordon, Laird of Knockbrex, a single-hearted Christian.