Young Alec had not been long in his job as office
boy before he found it necessary to ask the Manager if he could have the
afternoon off to attend his grandmother's funeral.
" Why, yes" replied the Manager kindly. "
I can quite understand that you will want to be at the final scene."
" Thank ye verra mukkil, Sir" said Alec
greatly relieved. " But it's no the Final - it's anelie the Semi-final."
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