The Dignity Of The Court
The Bailie was sitting in
judgement for the first time and anxious to show that he took his new duties
with becoming gravity. When the proceedings commenced it was found that one
of the witnesses was inclined to treat the Court with a certain levity.
After some consultation, the
Bailie was ultimately advised to warn the offender that he would commit him
for contempt of Court if he did not conduct himself in a proper manner.
"The Coort - wha's the Coort"
asked the witness.
"I am the the Court" replied
the Bailie with dignity.
"Troth, and ye're naethin o
the kind" came the reply " ye're auld Dod Scott the plumber."
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