Belyve,* the elder bairns come drapping in, At service out, amang the farmers roun'; Some ca' the pleugh, some herd, some tentie rin A cannie * errand to a neebor town: Their eldest hope, their Jenny, woman grown, In youthfu' bloom, love sparkling in her e'e Comes hame, perhaps, to show a braw new gown, Or deposite her sair-won penny-fee, To help her parents dear, if they in hardship be.

Oh, ye ken little o' him if ye have seen him only in fair daylight; for nae man can put the face upon his doleful visits and strifes that he can do. I hae seen him, after sic a strife of agony, tremble that an infant might hae held him, while the hair on his brow was drapping as fast as ever my puir thatched roof did in a heavy rain."

Theh's a feller drapping down out the Ohio; he's lookin' fo' a feller name of Jock Drones didn't hear what for. Yo' know 'im?" "Nope, but I'll pass the word around." "S'long!" "Jock Drones huh!" Buck repeated, turning into the lamp-lit kitchen where Slip was sniffing the coffee pot. "Friend of mine just stopped," Buck whispered. "There's a detective coming down out of the Ohio.

"Pray, wha are you, sir?" said Donald, putting his hands in his sides, and looking through his specks upon Mr. Weft, like a deevil incarnit. "Wha are you, sir, that daar to speak to me in this manner?" "Wha am I?" said the ither, drapping the remnant of the paper, which was burnin' close to his fingers. "I am Saunders Weft, manufacturir In Hamilton that's what I am."

You tak the high road And I'll tak the low road And I'll be in Scotland before ye, Oh, I and my true luv shall never be oot of the way below there summat is drapping Th' De'il tak my bit of soapie! 'On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond."

Oh, ye ken little o' him if ye have seen him only in fair daylight; for nae man can put the face upon his doleful visits and strifes that he can do. I hae seen him, after sic a strife of agony, tremble that an infant might hae held him, while the hair on his brow was drapping as fast as ever my puir thatched roof did in a heavy rain."