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A Famous Name

The local Message Boy in a Scottish Border town was on his rounds and one of the newer residents had, on this particular occasion, opened the door to receive the household supplies. Anxious to put the boy at his ease on seeing a comparatively new face he asked him his name.

    "Walter Scott, sir" came the firm reply.

    "Indeed, indeed" said the newcomer "That is very interesting. Yours is a very well known name in these parts."

    "Weill, sir" answered the boy proudly "It suid be. A hae been deliverin messages here fir about thrie yeir!"

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