| ...a student at an English
university, by name of Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye, who was living in the hall
of residence in his first year there. After he had been there for a month, his mother came
to visit, no doubt carrying reinforcements of oatmeal.
"And how do you find the English students, Donald?" she asked.
"Mother," he replied, "they're such terrible noisy people! The one on that
side keeps banging his head against the wall, and won't stop. The one on the other side
screams and screams and screams away into the night!"
"Oh, Donald! How ever do you manage to put up with these awful noisy English
"Mother, I do nothing, I just ignore them! I just stay here quietly playing my
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