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The Cottagers of Glenburnie, with a Memoir of the Life of the Author

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...at you," cried Mrs MacClarty, "I'd gar you--" She was as good as her word; and in order to show Mrs Mason the good effect of her advice, she ran that moment into the kitchen, and gave her daughter a hearty slap upon the back. The girl went a few steps farther off, and deliberately applied her tongue to the ...
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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...at you," cried Mrs MacClarty, "I'd gar you--" She was as good as her word; and in order to show Mrs Mason the good effect of her advice, she ran that moment into the kitchen, and gave her daughter a hearty slap upon the back. The girl went a few steps farther off, and deliberately applied her tongue to the back of her hand, where part of the cream was still visible. "Go! ye idle whippy!" said her mother, "and let me see how weel ye'll ca' the kirn." "I winna kirn the day," returned Meg; "I'm gain' to milk the kye. Jean may kirn; she has naething else to do." "I'm aye set to kirn," says Jean, whimpering. "I never saw sic wark. I tell ye, I wunna kirn mair than Meg. Grizzy can milk the cows hersel'. She does na want her help." "But, girls," said Mrs Mason, "when I was a little girl like either of you, I never thought of choosing my work; I considered it my business to follow my mother's directions. Young people ought to obey, and not to dictate." "Hear ye that?" said Mrs MacClarty. "But Jean will gang to the kirn, I ken, like a good bairn; and she sail get a dad o' butter to her bread." "But I wunna hae't frae the hairing knife," said Jean, "for the last I got stack i' my throat." "Bless me!" cried Mrs Mason, in amazement, "how does your butter come to be so full of hairs? where do they come from?" "O they are a' frae the cows," returned Mrs MacClarty. "There has been lang a hole in the milk sythe, and I have never been at the fash to get it mended; but as I tak aye care to sythe the milk through my fingers, I wonder how sae mony hairs win in." "Ye need na wonder at that," obse...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150755880
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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