THE late Robert Kettle, Esq.,
manufacturer, Glasgow, who was a warm advocate of temperance, or rather of
total abstinence from all intoxicating, liquors, left a few tracts,
advocating such principles, with a young lady friend. Calling at the same
house a few days afterwards, he was rather disconcerted at observing the
tracts doing duty as curl-papers on the head of the fair damsel to whom he
had given them.
"Weel, my lassie," he remarked, "I
see you have made use of the tracts I left with ye; but," he added, in
time to turn confusion into merriment, "ye have put them on the wrang side
of your head, my woman."