Truth" is a habit which has grown upon me since I first
learned to talk. In fact, in my earliest days, this trait
was a source of constant anxiety to my faither and mither.
I have found Truth a most profitable commodity, for in
depicting characters on the stage my success has always been
largely attributable to the fact of their all being true
studies from life.
So, too, in
this little volume of Scottish stories, which I humbly
submit to my friends of all nationalities, I shall endeavor
to show a few real characters, which are true to life. I
hope, therefore, that I shall be forgiven for the lies I am
about to tell.
"A Hamely Crack"
The Old Philosopher
The Miner's Bairn
Mrs. M'Minn's Second Man
Andy "Broon's Love
"Billy the Brasher"
The Boiling Stone
The Heatin' o' the Hoose
"Doon the Water"