John Buchan

Excerpt: ...a whin buss. How are you, Dougal? Dickson asked genially. Is the peace of nature smoothing out the creases in your poor little soul? Whats that ye say? Pg 163 Oh, just what I heard a man say in Glasgow. How have you got on? Not so bad. Your telegram was sent this mornin. Old Bill took it in to Kirkmichael. Thats the first thing. Second, Thomas Yownie has took a party to get down the box from the station. He got Mrs. Sempills powny and he took the box ayont the Laver by the ford at the herds hoose and got it on to the shore maybe a mile ayont Laverfoot. He managed to get the machine up as far as the water, but he could get no farther, for yell no get a machine over the wee waterfa just before the Laver ends in the sea. So he sent one o the men back with it to Mrs. Sempill, and, since the box was ower heavy to carry, he opened it and took the stuff across in bits. Its a safe in the hole at the foot o the Huntingtower rocks, and he reports that the rain has done it no harm. Thomas has made a good job of it. Yell no fickle Thomas Yownie. And what about your camp on the moor? It was broke up afore daylight. Some of our things weve got with us, and most is hid near at hand. The tents are in the auld wifes henhoose, and he jerked his disreputable head in the direction of the back door. Have the tinklers been back? Ay. They turned up about ten oclock, no doubt intendin murder. I left Wee Jaikie to watch developments. They fund him sittin on a stone, greetin sore. When he saw them, he up and started to run, and they cried on him to stop, but Pg 164 he wouldnt listen. Then they cried out where were the rest, and he telled them they were feared for their lives and had run away. After that they offered to catch him, but yell no catch Jaikie in a hurry. When he had run round about them till they were wappit, he out wi his catty and got one o them on the lug. Syne he made for the Laverfoot and reported. Man, Dougal,...

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