Its mother had been killed by some Cockney tourists, and the Laird of Lunda took the little seal home. It was a great pet, and used to go and fish for itself in Blaesound, but would always come home when tired or called upon." "Just as Loki does," said Signy. "Yes; and they were all very fond of it.
But after the Laird died, his people were a good deal away from the Ha', and the pets were neglected servants are so stupid in that way and so it happened that the seal was out in Blaesound one day, and didn't come back as usual.