A Fair Repulse

AT the time of the threatened invasion, the laird of Logan had been

taunted at a meeting at Ayr with want of a loyal spirit at Cumnock, as

at that place no volunteer corps had been raised to meet the coming

danger; Cumnock, it should be recollected, being on a high situation,

and ten or twelve miles from the coast. What sort of people are you, up

at Cumnock? said an Ayr gentleman; you have not a single

volunteer!--Never you heed, says Logan, very quietly; if the French

land at Ayr, there will soon be plenty of volunteers up at Cumnock.