A've a favourite passage; noo if ye didna mind readin' 't, it wud be a comfort.
But I wud fain be what he wud hae me, jist as ye wud yersel.
Ou ay, a've seen it a' at ither hooses, though they tried tae hide it frae me for fear a' wud lauch at them.
Gien it hadna been for you, I wud have been deid: I was waur nor deid a'ready!
En your mar tole Free Fanny she wud leave it with Squire, en do jes' ez he sed.
He wud niver go see the docthor, tho' I tould him to be wise.
"He sen' me wud he marster comin' to-night, an he want he shut," said his wife, as she handed him his supper.
But I doubt I wud have bekaze of the fun he gave us—let alone the beer.
It's no i' the wud alane that thae creatures carry their poison.
I tuk ut for granted he wud be delighted for to convoy me a piece, an' I jumped in——'