The Crowning Infamy
Andrew was a farmer of the old school with a
grievance. His invariable topic was the iniquities and morals - or lack of
them - of the young women farm servants brought in for short periods each
year to assist during the harvest. He was unburdening himself to the laird
"They winna wark" he said, " They winna
dae whit they're bidden. They gang ti dances ilka ither nicht. They come
hame at aw oors, sometimes na owre sober. Ay, an A ken fine they whiles
bring lads hame wi them."
Pausing for breath before the final thrust :
"Bit waur nor aw that - they're impident
ti me !"