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Sunshine And Haar

Sunshine And Haar

by Gabriel Setoun
     
 
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781165508037
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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CHAPTER m Rob Allan's First-foot "Ken ye that a beggar loon Cam' this mornin' to the toun, Seekin' meat an' milk an' claes, Socks to hap his hacked taes, Greetin' so that folks were glad To gi'e him a corner o' their bed ? An' now he's snug an' snod inside, The beggar loon has come to bide." —A Balrniy Ballad. It was New Year's Eve, and the weather was wretched. The wind was whistling and swirling through the street, and rain had been falling in torrents the whole day through. With such a sour and gurly sky above there was little prospect of a change before morning, and those who had prepared for first-footing were disappointed and sulky. Such weather was enough to put any one out of patience. Even in the months of November and February, when people are prepared for it, they fail to take it philosophically ; but at yule-tide, being unseasonable, it cannot but be execrated. At this time of year one looks for frost and snow ; and blinding rain scudding along on the blasts of an east wind is not only disagreeable in itself, but subversive of a time- honored convention. " This is an awfu' day," old Girzie had remarked in the store that very morning. " When the New Year Day dawns, I like to see it wauken on a world o' snaw." She was not talking sentimentally ; for Girzie was thoroughly practical, and having seen many New Years come and go, had learned to count on contingencies. " For, when there's snaw on the gr'und," she reasoned, " if folk fa' they both fa' saft an' rise clean." But there was neither frost nor snow this Hogmanay, and the street was deserted. There would be first-footing, certainly, when the time came; for that was an institution to which the weather, good or bad,was only an accessory. But most of the intending first-footers were sitting disconsol...

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