A unique literary celebration will shortly take place in China, the thousandth anniversary of the * Pekin Gazette.’ Scene: A Glasgow Board School. Teacher to a little girl: “How is it you’re so late this morning, Maggie ?” Little girl: “ Aweel, there was a wee bairn cam’ tae oor hoofe th’ morn.” Teacher (smilingly accepting the excuse): “ And wasn’t your father very pleased with the new baby ?’’ Little girl: “Ma feyther’s awa’ in Edinboro’, and he disna ken aboot it yet. Eh! it wis a guide thing ma mither was at home, wis it no? Gin she had been awa, I wudna hae kenfc whit tad dae wi’t.” ’ '
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 7951, 5 July 1889
Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 7951, 5 July 1889
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