Muckle Jock and Other Stories of Peasant Life in the North

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byMalcolm Mclennan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...ever flying, and singing, and glad.' 'But the birds are not always flying, and singing, and glad. When the snow and the cold winds come their lodging is on the cold, cold ground.' 'I suppose,' she said, looking queerly solemn, 'no body or bird can be glad for ever.' It was about that time that the following dialogue occurred. Her father and mother were the speakers as they sat at tea. 'The morn is the skule quarter-day, and Mrs. Archibald will be wantin' the fees. What for are we hauding Lizzie at the skule? She's been lang eneuch there. I'm minded tae dae wi'oot the servant lass. Lizzie can mind the bairn and sweep aboot.' 'No, no,' said Mowat; 'Lizzie's not a strong child. She's best at school for a while yet' 'I only gat three winters at the skule masel. Ye think naething o' the meat and wages o' the lass, forbye the skule fees, though ye're aye hard up for siller.' 'Oh, we can't help that. I want Lizzie to get a little more schooling. It won't hurt her, and--bother the fees! I often spend more in a foolish way, wife.' 'Nae twa doots about that, gudeman. Yer drams at the public wad pay mony skule-fees, but ye'll no think o' me toilin', and scrapin', and warkin' ma fingar banes bare; but ye'll "bather" the fees.' 1 Come, come, my dram has nothing to do with this. The lassie is getting on well and is a good counter. She's not fit for much work.' 'I suppose ye're to mak' a leddy o' the mason's dochter 1 In my day faithers haed mair sense.' 'Whatever I want in the way of sense, I often wish that my wife's tongue was more civil;' said the mason, as he got up with his face very red, and closed the conversation by going out. I daresay he went off to the inn; at least, after such bouts with his shrewish wife, he often did go there, thus vainly and fals...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...ever flying, and singing, and glad.' 'But the birds are not always flying, and singing, and glad. When the snow and the cold win...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217851495

ISBN - 13:9780217851497

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