The scene is the Joint Station in Aberdeen and
Andrew is taking leave of his brother bound for England.
"Nou Andra" said the traveller from the
carriage window "gin oniething suid haippen tae Grannie whan A'm awa, ye
suid, A think, sen me a wire." There was a pause before he added "An dinna
forget that ye get twal wirds fir saxpence."
All that last minute instructions before the
train's departure were duly observed and in due course Andra's message
"MACKAY" - OTEL, LONDON. GRANNIE PASSED AWAY
TODAY. ABERDEEN 2 DUNDEE 1. ANDREW."