A COUNTRYMAN having applied to Mr.
Carrick to discount a bill which had three months and seventeen days to
run, the banker, after carefully looking at both sides of it, as was his
invariable custom, said tható
"It was not usual to take bills of a
longer date than three months." Upon which the applicant, scratching his
head and looking slyly at Mr. Carrick, said:
"That may be your usual way, sir, but ye ken the
days are unco short at this time of the year!" The bill was discounted.