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PETER M cT A VISH GETTIN' MARRIED.

imphm ! But its a gey consequential thing gut tin' married, it is so ; an’ mi; bein' new tae it niaks it a’ the waur. Vaitnrall.v, I'm b a shfu’ a wee, an' kin o' fearsome o’ lassies. Ah, but; they're kittle craturs-. Ye min’ o’ Eve the way she diddl’t that purr sawny Adam. That makes a man refleck. Ala word, if I had been in Adam’s shoes, 1 wad ! Whit dae ye say ? Fear't o’ wummin ? canna say Fin no ; hut Eve had mae mither or big sisters tae flight on her guiciman, an’ that’s a big difference. It’s them that I'm fear’t o'. Deed, aye. Wee!, ma heid’s in ma hVum's noo. onywov. I've '•'burnt m a , boats.’ as oor meonister used tae say. I’m no verra sure whit it means, exoep’ that it is a sort o’ "hands up!’’ way 0 puttin’ it. An’, legs. I,’m jist hound tae gang through wi’ it. or hae a breach o’ promise, which’ll cost me maybe mair than gaun through wi -the job ! When I think o’t. man. I’m as pleased whiles as—as —onything, -an' at ither times, oil f it’s aw-fu tae contemplate hao'in' a. wumiriin tae— — Oh. but I maunna. look on the dark' o’ things. Na, na ! 1 was- aye a Hopetimist, as they’re ca’ed. Aye, there wis twa sisters—’Leezibeth Phyllis an' Euphemia Flossie — an’ they were b a Mh willin’ the gee, -hut in the present slate o’ the law, an’ me bein’ bnmg up weei, T had tae choose jist the -am*. ’Leezibeth wis a big. strappin' lass, as straight as a spur tie. wi' nac mair figger than a rake handle. She used tae play hokey an’ the piano, an: French, an’ a they kin' o’ things, but she could wash deeshes Jist, a s wee! as on.Vbody an gey gmd-lookin’. Tint Flossie, oh. my ! She is one o' than Eve-like craturs that dumps a man’s heart intae her pooch afore ye ken. For a’ (hat 1 had tae choose, an’ here’s hoo 1 did it : Leezibeth says one day. "D’ye like that tea, Air McTavish ?■’ Oh, but it wis wersh an’ fushionless. "Deed, no," says I. "Ah woel, ’ says she, "it’s economical, onywey, for ye got a present o’ a butter dish for every lot of coupons "N a e (loot,’’ says T. "but it wad. t a k a guici wheen o’ butter dishes tae g'ar me fill ma inside wi’ sic’ stuff. Div ye no 'ken that ye canna get mair for yer money than it’ll buy She wis pit oot —aye, an’ pit oot o’ nm reckonin’ tae ! A wummin wi’ nae m a lr sense—hoots ! By-an’-bye Flossie, comes in, an’ aifter a. bit, sa.ys she : "I believe wi’ Auntie Jean, that you should buy the best, your money will buy ; and you can’t expect to get tea with coupons which will get you butter dishes an’ cake baskets —equal in quality to a. tea in which all you pay goes into the tea. I’m always tollin' 'Loezibeth that. There’s Auntie Jdan uses Honda! Lanka, an’ while my father

sniffs at our coupon tea.. Uncle Bob just smacks his lips at tea-time, an’ says ; ‘Floss, isn’t this great ? It’s the real Hondai Hgnka—the Cock o’ the the fragrance of the lea itself is a treat ; an’ Auntie says that everybody that comes to,the house praises Hondai Lanka. It comes from Ceylon, an’ there’s no coupons with it. 1 think when a man does a hard day’s work ho deserves a cup o’ reIresihin’ tea. Never heed the gugaws an’ ornaments ; THEY won’t refresh him. An’ if ever I get married I’ll use Hondai Lanka.” Thinks 1— that’s the lass for me—guicl, sound, common sense and intelligence enough tae ken that Hondai Lanka is the.best o’ teas, as everybody says. "e re gettin’ marriet. Imphm !

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PETER McTAVISH GETTIN' MARRIED., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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PETER McTAVISH GETTIN' MARRIED. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 19, 24 August 1907

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