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1922 Excerpt: ... him aff, did she?" "Na, she wasna the kind. Says
she, ' I wonder to hear ye, Gavin, but 'am no goin' to agree to
naething o' that sort.' "'Think it ower, ' says Gavin. "'Na, my
mind's made up, ' said she. "'Ye would sune get anither man, ' he
says earnestly. "'Hoo do I ken that?' she speirs, rale sensibly, I
thocht, for men's no sae easy to get. "'Am sure o' 't, ' Gavin
says, wi' michty conviction in his voice, 'for ye're bonny to look
at, an' weel-kent for bein' a guid body.' "'Aye, ' says Mag, 'I'm
glad ye like me, Gavin, for ye have to tak me.'" "That put a
clincher on him," interrupted Hendry. "He was loath to gie in,"
replied Tammas, "so he says, 'Ye think 'am so a fine character,
Marget Lownie, but ye're very far mista'en. I wouldna wonder but
what I was lossin' my place some o' thae days, an' syne whaur would
ye be?--Marget Lownie, ' he goes on, 'am nat'rally lazy an' fond o'
the drink. As sure as ye stand there, 'am a reg'lar deevil '" "That
was strong language," said Hendry, "but he would be wantin' to eo
fleg her?" "Juist so; but he didna manage't, for Mag says: 'We a'
hae oor faults, Gavin, an' deevil or no deevil, ye're the man for
me ' "Gavin thocht a bit," continued Tammas, "an' syne he tries her
on a new tack. 'Marget Lownie, ' he says, 'ye're father's an auld
man noo, an' he has naebody but yersel' to look 70 after him. I'm
thinkin' it would be kind o' cruel o' me to tak' ye awa frae him?'"
"Mag wouldna be ta'en in wi' that; she wasna born on a Sawbath,"
said Jess, using one of her favorite sayings. "She wasna," answered
Tammas. "Says she, 'Hae nae fear on that score, Gavin; my father's
fine willin' to so...
|Country of origin:
Edwin Almiron Greenlaw
||246 x 189 x 19mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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