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D’ye no ken Sandy' McCurdy' ? Dearie me ! I thocht everybody kenned Sandy. But ye see some folks are never in the way' o’ makin’ whit ye micht ca’ “disteenguished acquaintances.” Na, they 7 forgaither wi’ maors an’ cooncillors. alictreeshuns, an’ M.P.’s ; aye, an’ sic troke. Imphm! an’ they never hae the chance o’ kennin’ a really 7 grate man like Sandy McCurdy —him that has the Bull. Me an’ Sandy wis walkin’ doon the street twa or three days back, an we met Peter Parley'—ye ken his faither m a de a foutline in the paper collar trade. “G:day, Mr Parley,” says Sandy. “Been t’ the show yet ?” “Well, no,” says Peter, wi’ an emphasees on the “no,” as if he wis a new polisman. “Oh,” scs Sandy, quite cheery', “when ye go, ye maun hae a look at ;na bull I “Flaw,” says Peter, “a bull, indeed! Whit kind o’ bull is it ? An’ Irish bull, perhaps’?” “Whit kind’s the Irish anes ?” says Sandy'. “Weil,” says Peter, “if you saw twenty' cows in a paddock and one of them was a bull—that would be an Irish bull.” “Wad it, noo ?” says Sandy' : “that is gey funny. Oh but ina bull’s a Scotch bull, imported direct ; in fact it’s a marvel.” ‘'‘lndeed.:’ says Peter. “Aye,” says Sandy 7. “It's fine forequarters, an’ oh ! sic a neck —aw, but that wis due tae its bein’ brocht up on a mash o’ paper collars every day when it wis young. Imphm !” Man. yc should hae seen Peter Parley. He didna’ like it. Ho thocht Sandy a bit dry on the paper collars. But Sandy’s a great leader. Ho kent whit an “Irish bull” wis better than Parley’s son. Aye. an’ Then Janet cam’ up. “Oh, Sandy, dinna forget the box o' Honda! Lanka- Ye ken, Mr McCurdy, we couldna’ dao wi’oot our Hondai Lanka tea ! It’s so economical, an’ so refresh in’.” “Aye, ’deed,” says Sandy, “an’ that's just whit Mistress McCurdy says. The lasses are that particular that naething’H dao but the best, so we’ve just got tae got Honda! Lanka, an’ it s verra refreshin:. 1 must say. D’ye ken we’re awfu’ bothered wi’ folks try-'in’ tae get- us tae buy it her teas, as they' say ’just as good,’ but. dearie me, there's naething tae touch the pure Hondai Lanka Ceylon Tea-” “I expeck, says I, "that you generally treat thae tales like ye did Parley’s Irish bull, eh?” “Deed. aye.’ lays he, ‘l'll back Hondai Lanka tea an’ McCurdy’s Bull anywhere any' day !”

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SANDY McCURDY’S BULL., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 12, 6 July 1907

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SANDY McCURDY’S BULL. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 12, 6 July 1907

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