Taking His Measure
A CONCEITED packman called at a farm-house in the west of Scotland, in
order to dispose of some of his wares. The goodwife was startled by his
southern accent, and his high talk about York, London, and other big
places. An' whaur come ye frae yersel? was the question of the gude
wife. Ou! I am from the Border!--The Border. Oh! I thocht that; for
we aye think the selvidge is the wakest bit o' the wab!