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SCOTCH VERSION OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN, Doon frae Jems Tern a traveller tuik The laigh road to Jericho ; It had an ill name an’ mony a cruik ; It was lang an’ unco’ how. Oot cam’ the robbers an’ fell on the man, An' knockit him on the herd ; Took a’ whauron they could lay their han ’, An’ left him nakit for deid. Bv cam’ a minister o’ the Edrk : “A sair mishanter!” he cried ; “Wha kens whaur the villains may lurk ? I’s baud tae the ither side.” By cam’ an elder o’ the Kirk : Like a young horse he shied ; “Fie ! There’s a bonny mornin’s wark !” An’ he sprang’! to the ither side. By cam’ ane gaed tae the wrang Kirk ; Done ehe trotted alang ; “Puir body !” he crifd ; an’ wi’ a ye rli Off his cuddy he sprang. He ran tae the body an’ turned it

over ; “There’s- life i' the man!” he cried; Pie wasna’ ane tae stan’ an’ glower An’ hand tae the ither side. He doctored his wounds an’ hoi sod him on

To the back o’ the beasty douce ; An’ held him there till, a weary man, He langt at the Halfway House, He ten TP him a’ nichl. an’ at dawn o’ day, “Lan’lord’- (says he), “lat na him lack ; - There’s auch teen pence ; ony mair ootlay P’ll .sattie as I come back.’' Say nae mair, neibors —say nae sic word, Wi’ her! ave arguin' an’ chill ; \o' AViia’s the neibor ’ tae me, O Lord?’’ But “Wha am I neibor .till ?’■• —George MacDonald.

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SUNDAY AT HOME., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 46, 12 January 1907, Incorrect pagination

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