Short Stories





SIR WALTER SCOTT once stated that he kept a lowland laird waiting for

him in the library at Abbotsford, and that when he came in he found the

laird deep in a book which Sir Walter perceived to be Johnson's

Dictionary. Well, Mr. ----, said Sir Walter, how do you like your

book?--They're vera pretty stories, Sir Walter, replied the laird;

but they're unco' short.





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